How to distract a child from a smartphone and TV during quarantine
5 ideas that only need paper, pencils and pens. Children during quarantine are easily getting boring. That’s why, Bemorepanda decided to collect the best games for children and parents to play during quarantine.
A fun and simple game in which you need to create stories. Each person takes a piece of paper, writes one adjective on top. Then he folds the paper to close the word, and transfers it to another player in a circle. On a new sheet you need to write a name. Then the actions are repeated.
The order further should be as follows:
one more name;
what the characters do;
what the first said to the second;
what the second answered;
what happened after;
what people thought.
Words can change, for example, instead of the names of people, you can write the names of animals. You can also add additional moves, for example, indicate what was worn on the person. Try to come up with funnier options to make the story as fun as possible.
2. Puppet theater
To make dolls yourself, cut out the drawn figures or pictures from magazines and glue a thin (3-4 cm) strip of paper to their back. Glue or staple the ends of the strip. Now, improvised dolls can be put on your finger and play with them any funny scenes. And if you have a printer, dolls can be printed.
You can also put a real theatrical performance at home. To do this, you need to come up with a fun story, draw or print masks of heroes (for example, fairy-tale characters or animals), put them on your faces and get used to the role.
3. Dots and squares
Ideally, a piece of paper is needed for the game. Draw a wide square - this is a playing field. Take two multi-colored felt-tip pens or a pencil. The first player draws a line two cages in length anywhere inside the field. Then the other player must do the same.
If there is no sheet in the cage at hand, use the usual one. Draw a playing field, and inside at the same distance - about 1 cm - place the dots. The move will be the connection of two points with a horizontal or vertical line.
Your task is to paint over all or almost all of the edges of the cell with your own color: 3 or 4 edges - your cell, if 2 by 2 - it goes to the player who set the final line. Inside the filled square, write the letter of your name. Whose squares will be more, he won.
Crossword puzzles can be found on the Internet or compiled by yourself. To make words easier, choose a topic, such as colors, space, or animals. You can use puzzles as tasks.
To help your child learn math, you can use examples instead of verbal questions. But the child will still need to enter answers in the crossword puzzle in words. For example, 4 + 4 =? Answer: eight.
5. Crocodile on paper
The principle is the same as in the classic game: one participant explains to others the hidden word. Only it needs to be drawn, not gestured.
If you play together or three, everyone comes up with his own words. If you are four or more, guess each other's words one by one: who guesses, he draws as follows.
In the Chinese city of Wuhan, a cat spent 40 days at home alone, due to the fact that its owners were infected with coronavirus and were hospitalized.
The owner of a British shorthair cat named Le-Le said that his entire family of seven people became infected with the coronavirus on the eve of the Chinese New Year. By that time, the cat was at the last stage of pregnancy. When all family members were hospitalized, the owner of Le-Le did not ask others to look after the cat, because in his apartment it was possible to get infected of the deadly infection.
As a result, Le-Le was left alone in an empty apartment. The cat managed to survive thanks to two open bags of food that its owner had left before leaving for the hospital.
“I keep turtles and fish at the balcony in the aquarium. There was also filtered water that the cat could drink !, ”the owner explained.
Together with his wife, he closed all the windows and doors, in addition to the balcony, before leaving for treatment.
“After that, we had no idea what was happening in the apartment,” he admitted.
After 40 days, his wife was discharged from the hospital. She returned home and found that Le-Le gave birth to four kittens and feels great. However, the pet ate all the fish in the aquarium.
In isolation, thousands of women around the world have started to post pictures of using a pillow as a dress. Bizarre posts quickly went viral. Each girl tried the pillow outlook and posted on social media the post with the hashtag #pillowchallenge.
The pillow is tied at the waist with a firm strap and the entire outfit is accessorized with a quality bag, and shoes with a heel. The new trend quickly became popular on instagram and a thousand users put the pillow on. Fashionable women, who got bored during quarantine, invented this funny but at the same time fashionable challenge.
Women are wearing different size and color pillows, some of them creating art and unique look, other making it total fun. Today we entertain ourselves online, while each of us is self-isolated and the wave of creativity is unstoppable. Flash mobs online are very popular today on Instagram and Tiktok.
It is not the first viral trend during quarantine. Just two weeks ago, women around the world cut their hair in front of the video camera and posted the result, often disastrous. The new trends and challenges are spreading fast, so the whole world being involved.
Self-isolation is such a regime when the maximum number of people do not allow contacts with each other. Simply they spend all their time at home and go out only in case of an important need. For example, buy products at the supermarket.
This is an important and practically way to deal with a pandemic. The less you contact people, the lower your risk of getting sick or infecting others. Staying healthy right now is an important help to society and the medical system, which is under heavy pressure. After all, if at the same time more people get sick than the medical facilities are able to accept, someone will not be helped. To prevent this terrible situation, stay home. Moreover, if you come up with different activities, it will not be boring at all.
From a legal point of view, the individual quarantine is applied in two ways:
(1)institutionalized quarantine (most often referred under the term quarantine), when an individual is placed by authorities in special quarantine centers for a certain period of time;
(2)home isolation (also referred to as self-isolation), when an individual has the obligation to remain in the home area for a period of time decided by the authorities.
Contact with other people should be avoided so to keep away the coronavirus infection. The World Health Organization recommends not approaching others closer than a meter, and the American Center for Disease Control and Prevention - 1.8 meters. It is believed that at this distance the virus particles will not be transmitted by coughing or sneezing. That’s why at home we feel safe, the feeling of safety is the most important now. Self-isolation means safety.
The number of cases of coronavirus in the world as of May 13, according to Johns Hopkins University, exceeded 4.2 million. But in some countries, depending on the specific epidemiological situation, the previously introduced restrictions are gradually mitigated. In Europe, quarantine measures were started in April.
In India, after seven weeks of quarantine, rail links partially opened. Flights from several major cities, including New Delhi and Mumbai, became available. Passengers control the temperature, they must treat their hands with a disinfectant when boarding the train and at the end of the trip.
In Germany, people returned to the gyms.
Czech authorities allowed restaurants to open summer verandas.
In Israel, parks were opened and allowed to use outdoor sports equipment while maintaining social distance.
In Bangladesh, some factories, logistics services and shops were allowed to return to work, but with limited working hours.
Schools are gradually returning to work in France: indoors, social distance must be respected, so most children will continue to study remotely.
In Los Angeles were opened walking trails. In crowded places, such as parking, the use of masks is mandatory.
In Switzerland were opened shops, museums and libraries.
Hairdressers opened in Turkey.
In the UK, people were allowed to sunbathe in the parks nearby from housing and to engage in sports without restrictions.
Iranian authorities opened mosques during several holy nights of Ramadan.
In Buenos Aires (Argentina) opened bookstores and children's stores.
In the Australian state of Victoria, people are allowed to meet friends and families. At home, you can receive up to five guests, and walking on the street - in a company consisting of a maximum of ten people.
From partitions in cafes to thermal imagers in shopping centers. The coronavirus pandemic has greatly changed our world - many previously unaccustomed precautions have now become the norm. And they may well remain even after a complete victory over COVID-19. This applies to disinfection, social distance, face masks and other important aspects of our safety. Here are 12 examples of how the world has now begun to adapt to a new reality.
1. In one of the gyms in Hong Kong, glass partitions were installed separating cardiovascular equipment. Such barriers are designed to reduce the risk of the spread of viral infections transmitted by airborne droplets.
2. In the same room there is also a spray of a disinfectant that destroys bacteria, viruses and mold spores in the air.
3. In one of McDonald's, a thermal imager now stands at the entrance, which checks the temperature of all visitors.
4. A restaurant in Shanghai sprays visitors with a disinfectant solution.
5. And now Starbucks in Taipei looks like - at least some protection against direct contact.
6. In some institutions, dishes are disinfected directly at guests table.
7. And in one of Beijing's restaurants, take-away orders are delivered to the door by a robot.
8. In a number of Chinese schools, students at the entrance to the class are now processed from and to.
9. In shopping centers in Asia, escalators began to be supplemented with UV sterilizers that destroy germs and viruses on handrails.
10. And in the shopping center of Bangkok there was a robot that measures the temperature of all people passing by it. So you can quickly identify the patient.
11. In many restaurants, guests began to receive paper bags in which you can remove the mask for meals.
12. A supermarket in Denmark installed a mobile station for washing hands at the entrance - it can be used before shopping and after.