South Africans have been faced with many challenges during the nationwide lockdown. Briefly.co.za wanted to know how our readers are keeping their children stimulated and occupied.
The Covid-19 pandemic has served up many challenges across the world.
Citizens have been trying to cope with the lockdown regulations and South Africans are faced with some unique hurdles.
Aside from having to contend with poverty, the increased risk of unemployment and various social ills, parents have been presented with the extra pressure of schools and daycare facilities being closed.
Briefly.co.za was curious to know how parents are keeping their kids stimulated and occupied during this unique situation.
The responses made for interesting reading. Numerous useful tips were shared, but some comical ones were included as well.
Kethiwe Mbuyiselo explained that the kids are often the ones in charge:
"My nephew and niece are the ones keeping their parents busy."
Bongani Pro Mapheto relies heavily on screen-time:
"Cartoon Network does the trick but sometimes they use my cellphone to play games."
Muzi Wakhe joked,
"I make them swim in the toilet bowl and into the sewer they go."
Nompumzo Memela suggested a good routine:
"My brother took on parenting a day before lockdown and took both my kids, he has a schedule for everyday. In the morning they do some workouts during the day they read their books n watch some tv, later they do cooking lessons n some chores."
Lee-ann Pienaar commented:
"Chores,some school work,TV,play time and an excersise app."
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za shared the short story involving a disabled man who wished himself on his 24th birthday.
The young man's positive attitude had a profound effect on our readers and we shared some of the reactions.
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