Never before have Brits been forced to remain in their homes for their own safety, but in these unprecedented times, households are unable to leave their house, even to go to work or school.
With so much time being spent at home, this could be the ideal opportunity to embrace family life and enjoy our house and garden more.
While we might normally be ferrying kids to and from birthday parties, spending our weekends visiting family, or going on holiday, we have all had to become more resourceful and find entertainment within our own homes.
One of the best ways to do this is to buy a UK log cabin kit to install in your garden. This not only gives your youngsters a fun place to play, but it could also provide extra space so members of the household are able to escape from one another when it gets a bit too claustrophobic being under one roof.
Children have been deeply affected by schools having had to close due to the coronavirus pandemic. Not only has their education been interrupted – and in older kids, their exams halted – but they have lost the social element of going to school, being able to interact with peers their own age and engage in play.
The Children’s Commissioner has appreciated that turning youngsters’ lives upside down will have a big impact on their mental health, now and in the future, saying: “Many children are going to be affected by the coronavirus crisis. We need to help these children through this very challenging time.”
While parents are not in a position to reassure their offspring schools will open soon, playdates will resume, and they will be able to go to their friends’ parties as planned, they can make home life a little more exciting and enjoyable for their young ones.
By having a log cabin in the garden, children can spend hours playing in there. They can have fun decorating the walls, sticking pictures they have made up, taking part in role play activities, and engaging in lots of different games.
Even though they cannot invite their friends over to see their playhouse, they can look forward to a time when they will be able to, giving them some hope for the weeks ahead. With spring now here and summer around the corner, lots of fun times can be had playing in the garden and the shed as the weather continues to improve.
What’s more, when it comes to schooling, it might be fun to do some lessons in the log cabin, so kids get a change of scenery from time to time and do not get bored of always being in the kitchen or living room. Likewise, parents might want to retreat to the log cabin if they need some peace and quiet to get their own work done while they are unable to commute into the office!
Having something new and interesting to focus on could be a good way for the entire family – not just children – get through these difficult weeks and months ahead.
Author - Martin Corby
Posted - 11 May 2020
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