Working from home with little ones?

The spread of the Coronavirus is forcing parents across the UK to self-isolate and work from home where possible. If you’re like me and in a situation where you are juggling a full-time job with a toddler, the situation can be a little overwhelming.

Additionally, you feel guilty that you can’t possibly do a full-time job and be a full-time parent properly. You want to offer your little one(s) your full attention, as well as continue to perform well in your role; it all adds to the stress of an already hard situation.

Like all other parents in my position, I am constantly thinking of ways to keep my child entertained and thought I would share some of my tips

5 things to do for little or no money!

Tape City:

Get some removable tape and get creative, it doesn’t damage your walls or floors and it’s a great way to keep them entertained – Checker here for the tape you can try this: Runway Tape or simple painter tape!

Paper Mache:

This is a great way to get some creativity into their day and there is no glue involved, we have some old balloons lying around and paint so after they’ve made their moulds you can get arty. Warning this is MESSY! – Check some ideas here

Google 3D Animals:

Want your little one to have breakfast with a crocodile? Not tried this one yet but is a firm favourite on the mum’s nursery chat and the images are amazing, it blows kids minds! – 3D Animals

Chalk Drawings:

Now if you can get hold of some good for you, we’re fortunate to have a small garden with a patio. This has kept my boy entertained when the sun is out and getting a little bit of fresh air. You can wash it off with some warm water and start a fresh the next day. Check here

Growing Kit for Children:

My lovely friend has sent me some seeds in the post, but I believe you can still get these delivered and all you need is a couple of plant pots and some soil. Get seeds that grow quickly – sunflowers are great - and get your little ones to tend to their plants every day and see the results of their hard work; bit of a slow burner but it feels like we have the time.

If you have any tips of your own, I would LOVE to hear them as we are all in this together.

Also, I don’t know who needs to hear this but you’re doing great and children are more resilient than we give them credit for and when we can, just give them all of us. I am very lucky to have a wonderful boss who has offered me all the flexibility I need, remember to speak up if you’re struggling, you might just be surprised.

If you're working from home with little ones and need some entertainment tips, we thought we could share some top tips from working parents at COREcruitment Ltd! Hope it helps!

Stay safe and look forward to hearing you!

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Date Published: 31st March 2020