What To Do With The Kids At Home!

With the schools closing due to the Coronavirus outbreak, millions of children are now at home which can create a new crisis for parents.Whether its your own kids, your grandkids or helping out your best friend you are having to find fun activities to keep them busy!    Its one thing to entertain them on the weekends, but its another when you have to do it everyday and all day.

The first thing to do is make a plan.  Kids are used to have routine and a schedule each day.  Take a few moments and sit down and try to plan your week.  Take a look at how each day at home will look, then you can plan the activities around it accordingly.

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Planning a schedule:

Take a look at their normal school schedule first

  • What time does their day usually start
  • When are their break times
  • When do they have physical activity
  • When is their quiet time(hopefully you can get some work done here)
  • When is the best time for school/homework

Now you have mapped out the educational part of the day its time to schedule play.

  • Schedule a few times during the day into short 15 to 30 minute time blocks. The more a child plays, the more they learn to play

Educational Toys

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Plan reading time.

  • Plan 20 minutes each day for reading time.  It can be all at once or split into different time blocks
  • Parents can read aloud, or the children can.
  • Also silent reading time is great.

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Plan your screen time

  • As much as you want to have the tv as a babysitter, its better to stick to a routine.
  • Don’t leave the tv on all day as background noise, instead put on music.
  • Plan their tv time into the time segments that work for you and would be a part of your normal routine.

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Essential Oils and Allergies

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Red eyes, sneezing, a runny nose, itchiness and even hives, eczema, and asthma attacks can accompany allergies.  Seasonal allergies, including allergies to various mold and pollens happen all throughout the year for some sufferers, and pet allergies can happen at home or when a sufferer comes into contact with domestic animals such as dogs, cats, and horses. When using an essential oil, it is advisable to consult a doctor first and then proceed with caution. Some oils can make skin allergies worse.

People with these allergy symptoms may wish to try the following oils for seasonal allergies.

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LEMON-MINT MIST

Lavender, lemon, and peppermint essential oils ease inflammation while bolstering the immune system to make allergies less problematic.  This mist has an appealing fragrance and may be used several times a day.

4 oz water

30 drops lavender essential oil

30 drops lemon essential oil

30 drops peppermint essential oil

Mix together and shake well to blend in a dark colored glass spray bottle.   Spray this blend throughout any indoor spaces where allergy sufferers spend time.

Have You Tried Nasal Inhalers To Get You Through Cold/Flu Season?

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What a great way to get relief during flu and allergy season.  If you don’t know where to get them, these “aromatherapy inhalers”  are on amazon and super easy and inexpensive to get. Once you receive your order, here are a bunch of GREAT recipes for you to use for many different needs. These will be so helpful all Fall & Winter, but also great for support during Allergy Season.

💧Breathe Blend: 1 drop YL Lemon, 2 drops YL Eucalyptus, 3 drops YL Rosemary, 2 drops YL Peppermint

💧Bye-Bye Headache: 8 drops YL Frankincense, 2 drops YL Eucalyptus Radiata, 5 drops YL Peppermint

💧So-Long Sinus Pressure: 10 drops YL Frankincense, 5 drops YL Peppermint, 1 drop YL Tea Tree

💧Fatigue Fighter: 5 drops YL Bergamot, 3 drops YL Grapefruit, 2 drops YL Peppermint

💧Kick The Crud (for adults): 5-7 drops YL Eucalyptus Radiata, 4 drops YL NL Black Spruce, 5 drops Tea Tree, 2 drops Lavender, 1 drop Lime

💧Kick The Crud (for kids): 1 drop YL Eucalyptus Radiata, 2 drops YL NL Black Spruce, 4 YL drops Tea Tree, 2 drops YL Lavender, 1 drops YL Lemon or Lime.

The great thing about these is that they are SO easy to make and throw in your purse for the office or backpack.  Simple for kids  to learn how to use them and be able to have them at school.

To order Essential Oil please click here: www.myyl.com/lisamaslykhealth

 

Thanks to Kimberly Beaudoin for these awesome recipes!