Families may face challenges when children are out of school or learning from home. The loss of a daytime structure can upset your child’s nighttime schedule, making it harder for them to fall asleep. Here are some ideas to help you create a daily routine for your child:
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Getting up at the same time everyday: Your schedule may have changed, and now you may find yourself waking up at different times throughout the week. Make sure you set your alarm clock to wake up at the same time everyday. Setting a consistent schedule will help other parts of your day fall into a regular routine.
Do you know how much sleep you need to be as healthy as possible? The amount of sleep (or sleep quantity) needed is different for each age group. Current guidelines recommend:
Sleep is as important as diet and exercise. Not getting enough sleep can make you more irritable and upset, which can affect your relationship with those around you. It can also make it harder to fight off infection, and even raise blood pressure levels. Select one of the topics above for information and tips to help you get enough sleep.
Another fun activity to do at home is to start a vegetable garden. Gardens can be of any size, and do not always have to be in the ground. Plants can be grown indoors by a window, or outside in containers or in raised beds. So, even if you are tight on space, a garden is always possible!
Concerns over the financial impact of COVID-19 have affected many individuals and families. There are several steps that you can take to begin to save money on your groceries. Here are helpful resources and tips on ways to make the most out of your grocery budget.
It is very important to continue with a routine of eating meals and snacks at set times during the day. This will prevent you from mindlessly eating throughout the day “out of boredom”.
As we navigate during these unusual times, grocery shopping is one of the few outings that people still need to do. Trips to the grocery store should be limited, and if possible, only one person should go on behalf of the family.
Spending time with your family to plan, shop, prepare, and cook food helps children to develop healthy eating habits, increases their self-confidence, and teaches them key life skills
There is no current evidence that food is a likely source or route of transmission of the COVID-19 virus. However, it is recommended that good hygiene practices are followed during food handling and preparation to prevent the spread of germs.