With all schools in Yellowknife, Ndilo, Dettah and Behchokǫ̀ closed and all children’s extra-curricular activities cancelled, families are thinking about the many days at home and how to pass the time together. As a parent at home with my three- and five-year-olds, I’ve been trying to think of activities we can do. I decided to revisit a blog post I wrote last year, hoping it helps other families. I would love to hear your ideas as well.
From March 17, 2020:
This time of social distancing is a great opportunity to do some special family literacy activities at home. My family took time this weekend to make a list of all of the things we would like to do together during this time. It was fun to do this as a family and hear all of the things that each person thought would be fun or important to do.
I have included some of my family’s ideas here, as well as others found online or from friends. Many of these activities can be done at home or outside, with few or no special materials. Please share your ideas, and we will also update this list as the school closure period continues. Please also follow our Family Literacy Pinterest Board.
Outdoor ideas (updated for the weather in May 2021):
- Katie Johnson, Family and Community Literacy Coordinator
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