Here I have gathered the good advice from the Internet for self isolation for you to review and use.
1. Home Working with Kids
With the prospect of many of us working from home, probably with children also in the house, may I suggest the following approach. If, whilst on a video conference or call, said children come into the room, rather than be embarrassed and rush them out of the door, can we all agree to say ‘hi!’, and let them meet colleagues, clients and stakeholders and ask questions about what we are all doing.Tom Abbot, 44 Communications Ltd
Couple of reasons.
1. It’s a great opportunity to experience what we all do and what work is about. Why not demystify that thing mum/dad/carer does all day.
2. It helps colleagues, stakeholders and clients understand a bit more about who we are – it’s humanising and reminds us we all have the same stuff to cope with
2. How to wash your hands for 20 seconds
This video is just one of thousands explaining how to wash you hands properly. Please use this AFTER the current crisis. We should all be washing our hands well anyway!
Facebook groups have been created and ideas have been shared. Here are some of my absolute favourite:
4. Gratitude Journal
Or use my Gratitude Journal as part of your Happiness routine.
5. Live Streaming Science Courses
Live Streaming Science for 4-11 year olds every couple of days with a prep list of household items that the kiddos could collect and do with the host. https://hertsbeds.madscience.org/
6. Coding Clubs
For anyone who has Key Stage 2 or slightly older aged kids (7-13), the resources for Code Club are free to access and you can learn Scratch, HTML, Python in well documented, staged projects. To access the projects, head to https://codeclub.org , select “Explore Projects” then pick the language of choice. Scratch is accessed on a free website so the only things you need are internet access and a laptop or tablet.
7. Museum Tours from your Sofa
Good Advice from the Internet for Self Isolation: go on a tour. Here is an article on Family Museum Tours from your sofa: https://www.familiesmagazine.com.au/museum-virtual-tours/
8. Online courses for you
I took a Happiness course last year and the online learning is available for you to try too. Would really recommend the ideas for flourishing during this strange time.
9. Read a book
Books that I absolutely love so please add to the list in the comments:
- Ready Player One – Ernest Cline
- The World’s Wife – Carol Ann Duffy
- Station Eleven – Emily St. John Manuel
- The Sister Brothers – Patrick DeWitt
- The Universe vs. Alex Woods – Gavin Extence
- Only Forward – Michael Marshall Smith
- The First Bad Man – Miranda July
- The Glorious Heresies – Lisa McInerney
- Ancillary Justice – Annie Leckie
- Farseer Books – Robin Hobb
10. Read a Children’s Book
Books that we have loved and removed over the years:
- Mr Men Books
- Harry Potter Audio Books (great for long campervan trips across Europe)
- Tickly Boris
- Phoenix by SF Said
- Salt to the Sea by Ruta Septeys.
Hope you liked the ideas in today’s blog.
Please comment below with anymore ideas you have or links to good advice from the internet!