We've officially been on stay at home order for protection from the Covid-19 virus for 5 weeks. The honeymoon is over!!!!
At first, our family took a little break from structure and scheduling, then tried some structure and scheduling, and now we've run out of ideas and need some novelty.
Over the next 5 days, I will post a theme play day for you and your family to try throughout the week. It will have a set theme and include an affirmation, an invitation to play, snack ideas and an interactive read aloud or yoga sequence for the day. An affirmation will reset the mind and set an intention for the week. An invitation to play will allow a way for the family to bond and find joy in the power of play. Hopefully , your child(ren) will replay the scenario throughout the week and make it more complex each day. The snack and interactive activity also adds creativity and inspiration for playing out the theme. Comment daily to share photos or experiences as we reset our families together!!
What is an affirmation?
Positive affirmations are simple sentences that people use to describe how they want to be, or how they want their circumstances to be, in a way that affirms that it’s already true, or on its way to becoming true. People repeat positive affirmations in order to change the way they feel about themselves, or their perception of their circumstances, so that eventually they arrive to the change that the affirmation is supposed to lead them.
A family that plays together stays together!
This image highlights the importance of play for the brain, stress management, relationships, and overall wellness.
A connection to nature reduces stress and anxiety as it engages all of the senses.
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