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Activities Your Child Will Appreciate While School’s Out

Because schools are closed and your children are at home, chances are they have a lot of time on their hands now. And while it may seem scary that a pandemic is going on, the best thing you can all do to help is to at least stay at home. With so much time on your child’s hands, there is definitely a possibility that they will get bored at some point. But that shouldn’t be a problem because there’s definitely a lot you can do to help them make the most out of their time.

Games, Movies, Music

As much as it might seem like a bad idea to just let them play video games, it’s still a pretty good way to pass the time. Video games can still help stimulate the mind and online games allow them to still communicate with other people. So, give them that. Of course, just make sure they know how to limit their time. You can also find some other games to play with them, like board games. Watching movies with them is another activity you can do with them. Introduce them to some of your favorite movies or good movies you think they’ll appreciate. The same goes for music. If they play an instrument, great! You can encourage them to practice. You can also spend time sharing music and exploring new artists and genres, learning how to appreciate these too. Music and movies are a rather good way to explore the arts during their time home.


Since they have a lot of time on their hands, they can even spend some time reading. Maybe they have books that they haven’t read or finished yet. If so, you can encourage them to get to reading them too. Graphic novels are fine too. If you need to look for reading material for them, you can help them look for what they want to read on the internet and maybe buy a digital copy. Help them maximize their time and use their imagination to explore fictional worlds, learn about history, and the like!


This is also the perfect time to help them find a new hobby to get into. Maybe you can help them find a physical activity they can do at home. Maybe you can also help them learn a new skill like cooking, gardening, drawing, or anything similar. Whatever it is, if it’s a productive way to invest their time, it would be a good idea to support it because they’ll at least have another creative outlet or just an outlet to let loose and relax.

There are a countless number of things your child can do while they’re at home. You don’t have to let the confines of your home limit you and your child from exploring ways to spend their time. And whatever it is your child decides to do to pass the time, the fact that you’ll be there with them or even just watching them would at least still be quality family time together.

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Mr. Hutton is a Divorce and Custody Lawyer based out of Round Rock, TX. His background is with child psychology at Arizona State University where he received a B.S. in 2006, and he continued this by working with the Children’s Right’s Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law where he received his J.D. in 2009. Throughout his practice, he has been a strong proponent of utilizing modern technology to improve his practice and the representation of his clients. He currently is the technology chair of CAFA of Travis County and is committed to improving and modernizing the practice of law in Texas. If you have any questions you can contact him at

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