We've survived 2 weeks of the Circuit Breaker! Although I have been working from home the past few years, there are still some changes to my weekly routine. The biggest challenge was to replace outdoor/nature play with more home-based activities for my 28 month old toddler. It was a super stressful week trying to set a new routine with the new norm where we have to stay in the whole day and cooked a lot more.
There are also so many uncertainties with what's happening and Team Lully Selb and I also kept changing our plans as #Covid19 evolved. One of the things we told ourselves is to stay relevant and make sure we continue to let our community stay positive through our work.
We rolled out a series of IG Live, to touch base with our LSSquad and I was so glad one of my good friends Amrita agreed to chat with me. I knew she would be the perfect person to talk about the struggles of WFH + HBL. It was such a great 15 min convo, how I wished I had recorded it! We talked about her parenting philosophy, how she juggles with the new norm, her hopes and fears with the current situation. Here are some of important points I'd like to share.
3) Staying Positive
- Messy Mondays - Sensory Art
- Tasty Tuesdays/Tasty Thursdays - Food Theme/ Baking / Food Art
- Walk out Wednesdays - Nature theme
- Fun Fridays - Abstract, Process base
Messy Monday - Making Oobleck
2) Water ( Pour little at the time )
3) Food colouring
4) Big basin/container
2) Tasty Tuesday - Spice Painting
1) A spoon of white paint with a few spoons of the spice.
2) If the paint gets too thick, add a bit of water.
3) Make all the colours you want. We tried 4 types.
4) Start painting.
We continued when she woke up from her nap to tear the painted pieces into strips and pasted layers of sand.
3) Walk out Wednesdays - Tree
1) Washable Paints
2) Masking Tapes
1) Use masking tape and paste on paper to form silhouette of a tree (you can change the subject matter.) *Don't forget to also stick on your clothes to remove the stickyness
2) Paint over the whole paper.
3) Remove tapes.
You can paint with brush, roller, sponge and for Iman, she used her hands most of the time.
Tasty Thursdays - Watermelon Painting
No photos as we didn't manage to do, but this was my inspiration.
Fun Fridays - Abstract Painting
1) Canvas Board (can replace with drawing paper and use another base)
3) Cling Wrap (can replace with plastic sleeves)
1) Pour paints directly onto a canvas board. Colours I suggest keep it to 3 or 4.
2) Wrap the board with a cling wrap.
3) Spread the paint.
4) Remove cling wrap.
Feel free to share with your mommy friends who are running out of ideas for their little ones.
Stay home, stay in!