MAINTAINING KIDS' MENTAL HEALTH DURING THE PANDEMIC

Mar 03 , 2021

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MAINTAINING KIDS' MENTAL HEALTH DURING THE PANDEMIC

While there are concerns about the negative impact of physical isolation is having on children’s learning, we should also be concerned about their mental health. Health professionals report that the strain of physical isolation is starting to show for many children and young people. Any anxiety and fear they experience is heightened by isolation from friends, lack of access to their usual sports and leisure activities and a lack of certainty about the future. In these challenging time kids mental health needs to be top priority. These are the four ways how you as a parent can lay the foundations of good health:-

  1. EAT A HEALTHY DIET
    The ‘healthy body, healthy mind‘ mantra that we grew up with need to updated with ‘healthy gut, healthy brain’. A framework of healthy eating includes eating reel food instead of processed food, starting a day with protein and complex carb and drinking plenty of water. With our food kit which includes pyramid related to the bifurcation of carbs, fibers and fats help child develop an habit of healthy eating.

  2. MAINTAIN SOCIAL CONNECTIONS
    A framework for social connection includes one-on-one time with family members and other loved ones, ilearnngrow brings you various board games, Sudokus, dance mat , chore chart which can be played with children that enables sharing of family experiences to confirm a sense of belonging, bonding with friends.

  3. SPEND TIME IN NATURE
    Recent studies highlight what we already knew – that time spent in natural environments benefits our happiness, our sense of well-being and reduces stress and tension. A time in nature includes reduction of screen time, exposure to natural environments in the neighborhood, bringing the outdoors inside, and spending some time each day outdoors. Our yoga mat enables child to do all exercise outdoor which is designed in a snakes and ladder format which enables child to be fit while learning all poses and their benefit while playing outdoors.

  4. ENJOY YOURSELF AT PLAY
    When you are playing with children spent that quality time with him playing only, rather than multitasking either doing chatting on phone or working on laptop when you are playing with your child fully dedicated play becomes an activity that’s fun (therefore highly anticipated), free (that is, self-directed) and involves flow (we don’t want it to stop). Play helps kids manage anxiety and depression as it lifts their mood and is therapeutic by nature. If you are still looking for some fun and engaging offline games your wait is over buy ilearnngrow toys and games like shut the box, Learning tower etc.

Looking after your child’s mental health may seems like a mystery at times. But there is a great deal we can do. By laying a foundation for good general health and then working at maintaining the pillars of mental health and teaching kids the protective mental health behaviors you provide them with a solid framework for maintenance of good mental health that they can take into adulthood. Ilearnngrow has made easy for parents to maintain kids mental health by introducing them to various innovative toys and games.