How do you cope as a single parent during lockdown? We asked the Frolo community for their tips for surviving isolation and loneliness as a single parent during coronavirus.
Schools are closed and we don’t know when they’re going to re-open. It’s basically a never-ending summer holiday with no notice. And we all have to stay inside. Deep breaths.
If you’re less than a week in and your pool of ideas is starting to run dry, fear not. We asked frolos to chip in their favourite ways to keep kids entertained at home and they really delivered. Read on for inspiration galore – and make sure you check in on our Isolation Inspiration hashtag over on the Frolo App for a steady stream of fresh ideas.
Also, remember that screen time is fine. And screen time when you’re in a quarantine is definitely fine. We also have a great blog post with 8 ideas to help support single parents during lockdown, so do have a read of that one and share with your friends to let them know how they can help you.
Resources for kids
Ideas for entertaining little kids
Read together – raid local charity shops for some reasonably-priced new reads (if they’re still open)
Audiobooks – Audible have made 100s of children books available for free
Obstacle course around the garden
Scavenger hunt around the house
Hide and seek
Hoard your recycling -cardboard boxes, toilet roll tubes etc – for crafts
Wendy Macnaughton is doing a drawing class for kids of all ages every day at 5pm on Instagram Live