26 March - Lockdown: Day 1
Hi there. It's Sumari from EasyHealthyKids.com. I hope you and your family are keeping safe. In New Zealand we started a countrywide coronavirus lockdown today.
So this week the newsletter is all about easy, low prep activities you can do with things already in your home. I also have recipes using pantry staples (stock up on those staples now), a breakfast bread recipe, and tips for keeping a routine with your toddlers.
The family: Fred is a headstrong 3 year old toddler boy, and Sarah is my sweet 1 year old baby girl.
Here are 8 DIY Toddler Activities for developing fine motor skills. This is a great list of activities that you can do with minimal supplies. These activities are also great because they can be repeated over and over again.
These skills cannot be learned in doing one activity one time. It takes repetition and practice for many of these skills to develop. MyMamaMoments.com
In times like these, it’s great to have a list of activities that most age groups can play with, and that you need minimum equipment for (no store runs).
Both my kids love these activities because they are fun, and I love them because they are low prep and low mess.
The list also includes my favorite playdough recipe.
Here's a simple daily toddler schedule for wintertime, but it's also a good routine you can follow with your toddlers during this stressful self-isolation time.
It includes two outdoor sessions and some exercise too.
Routine is very important right now to ensure mental health, so having a simple schedule to follow can make things much easier.
This is a great list of recipes that you can make with pantry and freezer staples.
You can make most of these recipes with items you already have in the home.
I'm going to try lots of these recipes using the canned foods I have in our house, since I don't want to go to the shops if I don't really need to.
Yesterday, when out shopping for groceries, I couldn't find any bread on the shelves. So this recipe for blueberry oatmeal bread is very handy, and perfect for breakfast or a snack. You don't need any yeast.
Do you have any great recipes or fun activities that you want to share? Let me know by replying to this email.
Talk to you next week.
P.S. If you try any of these activities or recipes, let me know! I'd love to hear how you found them.