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.
Use this time productively to demonstrate the kindness, charity, and thoughtfulness you want your kids to assimilate. Joining together in a service project bonds the family closer together and can help kids with anxiety and boredom as well.
April is National Autism Awareness Month with the theme of “Celebrating our Differences.” The upending of routines, support services, and positive outlets during these unprecedented times is acutely felt by your child right now.