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Play And Learn at Home: Easy Activities for Children

September 2, 2020

We have all been spending more time at home lately, and that means finding new ways to fill our days. If your at-home routine is in a slump, we’re here for you! These easy activities for children will get your little ones learning, moving, developing self-regulation, and more.

Check out the lists below for every play idea we’ve shared since we closed our centres due to COVID-19.

7 Days of At-Home Play

Try these child-friendly activities you can set up using objects you already have around your home!

7 More Days of At-Home Play

Open-ended activities do more than keep children occupied—they also help them continue to learn and give you a much-needed break.

7 Days of Energy Busters

 Fun is just a hop, skip and a jump away! Try out these play ideas to break up your child’s day with physical activity and burn off their extra energy.

7 Days of Independent Play

Need a moment to yourself? These 7 activities help children develop their focus and independent play skills, making them perfect for those times when you just need a break.

7 At-Home Activities to Cure Boredom

Next time boredom strikes, try out these activities the whole family can enjoy together!

7 Safe Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors During COVID-19

Try these activities to enjoy some fresh air safely in your backyard, on your balcony, or around your neighbourhood.

Note: This article was written in May, and more outdoor spaces have opened up since the time of writing. Be sure to check your city website for details about what is closed and open in Mississauga and Brampton.

7 Sensory Activities to Relieve Stress

We often talk about how sensory play is a great learning tool, but did you know that it is also an effective calming technique? Try these 7 sensory activities to help your child regulate their emotions!

Looking for more easy activities for children?

Find ideas and learn about the benefits of play in these articles!

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We are also offering online family programs every day of the week via Zoom so find a program that fits your routine! We offer some programs with ASL interpretation and others in French, Mandarin, and Urdu. Find out more on our Schedules page!