March 19, 2020 2 min read

These are definitely crazy and upsetting times. We wanted to let you know that we have put measures in place for keeping healthy and safe and that we're all doing well too. We've decided to work from home and we get that it can be boring, stressful, and even strange!

If you're stuck at home or if your little ones are in need of a bit of de-stressing, we've come up with a list of things you can do at home. We hope these resources help a little, especially in these times of anxiety.

1) MINDFULNESS FOR KIDS

Pinterest

A few years ago I discovered mediation and mindfulness, and although I don't practice it as much as I should, I have found it really helpful for those times when I'm feeling a little stressed or anxious.

Check out our Pinterest board on mindfulness for kids:


2) WRITE A LETTER

Letter writing

We LOVE this idea - letter writing to friends and family. Revisit the "ancient" 🤣 art of letter writing, learn some handwriting skills and keep them occupied.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=OdCr_xW6fbQ&fbclid=IwAR0OFNk3EW3_9dlZbaZeSiNE2Ua9128CnoYVV6Q6G9xC2kRjRLHOkxT6QnY&app=desktop

What about writing letters to their favourite characters in books, celebrities or any fictional character too? A letter to Harry Potter or Anne might be kind of fun!

3) GERMS EXPERIMENT


Now more than ever, it is important to teach kids the importance of proper hygiene and handwashing. Check out this video for kids that helps teach them why handwashing helps prevent sickness:


4) START A SEWING PROJECT

Sewing ideas

If you love sewing or have always wanted to try it, now's the perfect time to get started. Sewing is said to provide stress relief and increases dopamine in the brain, increasing feelings of happiness. It also keeps the brain focused and active. For kids, sewing also promotes hand and eye coordination and encourages creativity.

Check out our Pinterest board on a variety of sewing projects that you and your little one can take on while at home:


5) CATCH UP ON YOUR BOOK LIST

Books

I don't know about you but I have TONS of books at home that I haven't had time to read at all. Here's a list of top fiction books from 2019 in case you're looking for a new book to read:


It's also the perfect time to read a book to your little one while all cuddled up.

I hope you find these resources and ideas useful. We have more boards at Pinterest so don't forget to check it out. Please join us in our VIP Group to say 'hi' if you're so inclined. Oobi has and will always be a warm and amazing community. We're a bunch of friends, and I think right now, we all want to know that everyone's doing ok. We're sharing tips to keep boredom at bay, giving virtual hugs and just hanging out together right now - it's a lovely place to be and we look forward to seeing you there.

You can join VIP by following this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/oobiVIP/

Love,

Alex & The Oobi Team

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