The World Health Organization (WHO), declared Coronavirus disease 2019 as a pandemic disease. This means that it is spreading worldwide, which includes the Philippines.
The transmission of the disease is through droplets, particularly through sneezing and coughing. Coronaviruses may also persist on surfaces for a few hours or up to several days, depending on the type of surface and the temperature of the environment.
Individuals can prevent the transmission with frequent hand washing and use of alcohol, and alcohol-based hand rub. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. It is necessary to wear a face mask to prevent the spread of the virus. You should eat a balanced diet to enhance a strong immune system and drink plenty of water and Vitamin C.
Another prevention is social distancing. This is where Enhanced Community Quarantine enters for the localities to follow. The local government will supervise this order. They will give a Home Quarantine Pass to only one member of the family. Only the bearer will run out for errands to buy their necessary basic needs, while they are in quarantine. This means that most of us are not allowed to go outside of their homes. Boredom hits the children who stay inside the house, the whole day.
To end their boredom, I listed here some activities that would help not only the kids but also the parents as well.
Let them play online games. My children enjoy playing ML. Other parents may not agree with me, but they practice analytical thinking here.
By doing any of these things, your children will not notice the time has passed. Sooner or later, they’ll be back to school, doing the things that they normally do.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A mom of four, Sonia Sabulao Gacillos, had chosen to be a full-time mom to take care of her growing family. She was pregnant with her second child when she decided to resign from her job in the government. For almost two decades, her life goes around her children and her husband.
She loves to read and do crafts, like cross-stitching. She writes too whenever some ideas come to her mind.
She respects all moms who decide to be with their kids.
Thankful for the ascend of these remote jobs, she now aspires to be a work-at-home mom, so she can be of help to her husband, financially and for her to grow more, professionally.