Let them be bored...

Updated: Apr 9, 2020

As we approach the Easter Weekend and the end of the third week in lockdown in the UK, families all over the country are searching websites and Lockdown Facebook Groups for activities to keep their children busy and entertained.

As a mother, godmother, aunt, and teacher I have cared for, entertained and taught a fair few children. My business is a children’s art club so I understand children and their needs and wants on a daily basis.

With the Corona lockdown there is great demand for businesses to provide downloadable activities for children of all ages. However, there is so much available to parents and children on-line that parents are almost spoilt for choice.

I do understand parents who are concerned and worried that their children will not have enough stimulation and things to do but I would also ask you to take a moment to think. To think about children whose parents don’t have timetables packed with activities every half an hour. For children who don’t have an itinerary of online classes waiting to Zoom into. Sometimes children need to make their own fun and they already have a headstart on the grown ups!

That headstart is imagination. Children have the biggest im