This Wuhan Virus made humans stop and look around. The changes were gradual but abrupt. The world responded with denial at first in the hopes that this virus would somehow disappear faster than it came. But we were wrong.
Economy stopped, schools closed and normal hustles changed overnight. People succumb to their houses and workers were sent home. Some continued with their jobs while others lost their incomes. I am one of those lucky enough to keep her job, but retreating to our homes has not been easy specially for the kids.
It is a struggle keeping them occupied now that they are spending twenty-four seven inside the house. They sought refuge from any kind of fun- playing with water, writing, reading, watching television and using the gadgets. Anything they can think of. The confines of a home for a long period of time makes a child miss the fun of playing outside and engaging with other kids. While I do my duties, oftentimes, they sit around my workspace and invite me for a talk or ask to play with me in the midst of a working time.
Recently, I figured I needed to homeschool them- though I am still learning and finding how to do it the right way. Just this week, I started looking at their old books and picking up lessons they can start working on. The next action is to create a lesson plan for the entire week. The best way to do it is during the weekend. It’s exhausting but it is imperative for their own productivity and well-being. Realizing the need for these children to be active. They don’t need our attention most of the time, they need to have something to do.