When it comes to finding activities to occupy this tough time of quarantine and social distancing, it has been challenging. Parents are scrambling around finding activities for their children to do, while they, themselves, are also restless from the daily repetitive tasks that come with running a household.
However, out of every cloud, there is a silver lining. In the past several weeks, parents, children, and local teachers have gathered together, virtually, to create online classes that range from cooking to computer coding. I was fortunate enough to interview some of the art teachers and get a perspective on their works and how these classes have changed the mood of the social distancing.
"Many of them are no longer in a state of restless boredom, but rather excited everyday to see what new classes there are."
Many of them are no longer in a state of restless boredom, but rather excited everyday to see what new classes there are. The classes not only allow communication between teacher and student, but also allows the children to talk to each other. In class, EmP children are able to talk and interact with other children they already know or make new friends.
Next time, if you are feel yourself coming down with a dose of the old cabin fever, maybe look up some of these classes and sign up for a couple. There are many different age groups and interests and there will definitely be one, if not many, that will help you through this difficult time.