How to best entertain your kids (and yourself) in lockdown
Since a lot of us are cooped up at home for the moment, we thought it would be the perfect time to compile a list of things that are keeping us and the little ones in our lives from going lockdown-loco.
For us Big Folk:
Audiobooks are an absolute saviour right now, especially for those of us who are struggling to sit still long enough to read anything longer than the back of a pack of wasabi pea crisps at the moment.. Try Heroes by Stephen Fry (the perfect way to leave the room but still be physically in it) Its a trilogy starting with Mythos… hours of Greek Mythology.
- Good Grief on SBS is such a silly and funny show (A great escape from reality right now) 17-20 mins episodes and only 6 of them, which is honestly a lovely sense of achievement finishing something ;)
- Mare Of Easttown: An enthralling mystery (Kate Winslet at her best!)
- LOTR Marathon (May as well pop on the extended versions!)
- The Labyrinth By Amanda Lohrey
- A little Life (One of the Love Mae team members has just started this one, apparently it’s amazing but tragic, the word harrowing gets thrown around a lot when mentioned..)
- Blue Mind By Wallace J. Nichols is a fascinating exploration into how and why water can make you happier, healthier, more connected and better at what you do.
- Japanese Pickled Vegetables By Machinko Tateno (what better time to start pickling!?)
Our brand new Love Mae Wallpaper designs are now live on the website! Perfect for a little DIY at home activity to brighten your space.
For the little ones:
The ultimate list of kids screen-free activities
From @daniela.minns.makes This is an absolute gem of a list! With over 130 awesome ideas to keep them entertained at home.
Poppy and Galactic (Dance it out big time in the lounge room)
Read these with them:
- The Spectacular Suit By Kat Patrick & Hayley Wells
- We love the illustrations to this buoyant and heartwarming celebration of individuality, identity.
- Harry Potter (Yep.. again… but it really is so good to read together!)
We know there are almost too many screen options for those little ones, but try Anne with an E for one of those ones you'll all enjoy.
Cook these recipes:
The failsafe Donna Hay website has a great amount of recipes that aren’t packed with sugar but are still treat worthy
We Can All Eat That by Pam Brook