As we prepare to enter the 5th month of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s only natural to worry about the mental and emotional toll the isolation is taking on your family. To help, we’ve curated a list of idyllic places to spend a safe, enjoyable summer afternoon on Long Island’s East End.
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The increased amount of leisure time during the summer time can lead to bad screen time habits, whether there’s an iPhone, tablet, or video game console in the home. We want our children to be happy, but we are also tasked with keeping them safe. So… ARE video games dangerous for the developing brain?
No matter what phase of reopening we’re in, the summer weather invites New Yorkers outdoors to family picnics and backyard barbecues. The following recipes are not only kid-approved and presentable enough for party fare, they’re easy to assemble! If “food is love,” then preparing it is family bonding at its finest.
True social distancing can be a challenge with young children. Ideally, each guest would remain six feet apart and wear masks in close passing or when dishing food. There are many ways to celebrate a child’s birthday, even with social distancing in place!
Kids are plenty busy with school, but eventually the classes will drop off into the ambiguity of a quarantine summertime. Maintaining structure and “student” status throughout the downtime will help your child return to the daily grind with ease in September.