All year-round everyone in the family is always busy with something. Parents can be very busy with work while the children are preoccupied with school or school-related activities. Christmas break is one of those few occasions when everyone can gather at home and do something fun and exciting.
The few days that you are at home with your children present exciting opportunities to create core memories with them. It is a chance to have long, lazy conversations with them to get to know them better. It is also the perfect time to catch up on your favorite TV shows or that new puzzle.
I have listed a few fun things you can do with children this holiday break:
Write Christmas cards together
Writing and sending Christmas cards and postcards is a fun tradition you can start doing with your children this holiday. Send cards to relatives in far-off places or to your little one’s godparents. You may even choose to send one to his friends, or even to a stranger. You can check online posts looking for people to send cards to the elderly in nursing or retirement homes.
The kids will appreciate it very much if we will spend time with them doing the things that they love. These online games can be tricky, but we will score a thousand “best mum” points if we will simply try. I tried playing Fortnite, one of my not-so-little man’s favorite online games and it was quite the experience. I am clueless about these games myself. But I did manage to survive a few minutes and got 45th place before another player managed to kill me. So it’s all good!
You can also introduce them to new online games, like these interesting money games from MortgageCalculator.org. They have a wide array of fun and educational games that you and the little ones can enjoy. Choose from colorful cooking games like Cooking Fever or try the Math-related games like Supermarket Numbers with the little ones. Introduce your older kids to more complex games like Lego City Adventures Build and Protect or Bitcoin Tap Tap Mine.
The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted classes all over the world, keeping most students safe at home while we ride the virus out. This poses an additional challenge to mothers and parents who find themselves worrying about their children’s education and learning for the first time in a long time.
It is fortunate that some schools have stepped up and begun offering online classes to make up for the missed lessons and classes in school. But for children whose schools do not provide alternative learning, it is rather problematic and surely another thing to worry about for parents.
Today, I am sharing an awesome #mumfind for mums who are rather in a bind and finding themselves stressing about how to keep their children learning, and keep them away from their games and gadgets even for a little while, as they stay at home during this outbreak.
Fueling the little one’s passion for reading and learning is something this mum is committed to. But with his penchant for the telly and his gadget and games, especially during weekends, I need to work overtime to distract him away from them and quick! That is why I am always on the look out for any materials that would pique his interest and any book that would encourage him to read even more.
I have read a lot about curated subscription boxes for children that include books, worksheets, and other educational materials but most of them are not available here. How I wish someone will come up with a local version so mums here can easily subscribe and have them delivered straight to our doorsteps!
I think you can very well imagine how excited I was when I discovered the all-new BuriBox. I was even more delighted when I found out about their introductory promo. Can you imagine getting a box filled with books, arts and crafts supplies and activity sheets and I only had to pay for the shipping! I wasted no time and subscribed to the little man’s very first BuriBox!
BuriBox in a nutshell
The BuriBox is especially-designed by Adarna House for the Filipino family to build a library of stories and a treasure trove of educational activities at home.
The box comes in 2 types:
Toddler Box ~ with 4-5 kid-tested preschool books and multiple activities and worksheets for children aged 3-5
Young Reader Box ~ filledwith 5 award-winning books and multiple activities and worksheets for the beginning readers 6-8 years of age
I opted for the latter as it is more suited for my young bookworm. Each box is priced at Php799/month, inclusive of free delivery around Metro Manila! Initially, they only accept orders from Metro Manila, but I know you’d be interested to know that they know deliver to anywhere in the Philippine! I paid Php150 for provincial shipping. When I subscribed, they were only accepting Paypal payments but I do hope they can include other modes of payment as not most people have a Paypal account.
Subscription to BuriBox is easy as pie using their website. You can also unsubscribe anytime you like, in case you opted not to get a box every month. I might just do the same since I also purchase books for the little man from different sources from time to time and scour the world wide web for printables, activities and worksheets that fit Jared’s current interests and inclination.