Dr. Bob Hemmer, Psy.D
Hey Home Campers!
It's Dr. Bob!
Here are a few ideas to help all keep on track & have some fun!!
Thanks to the APA, BBA, FSW’s @ Headstart & others!!!
Add in some exercise! I've heard of people re-booting their old Wii & doing Dance Revolution. There's yoga and even online weight lifting & training videos.
Create a study space that is as distraction free as possible. I know that it can be a challenge to spread out as a family — our dining room table is working well and it is not uncommon to see several people working there with headphones on!
Ask for help, if you need it. Teachers, school counselors, advisors and the health center team are all here for you.
Make a schedule. Use a post-it-note a day to keep track of your to do list.
Take breaks — tech free if possible. We are all spending more time on screens; build in time away from phones and computers, and you will feel better.
Connect with friends and community members — remotely. Facetime, Zoom, Google Meet are all easy ways to stay connected.
Tips and Tricks
Other Fun Activities
Here are some new ideas to help keep kids engaged, entertained, and learning in for the long haul if you’ve exhausted the links I sent along last time (search virtual museums in your email if you want to find that list from me again).
Pretty much all zoos are doing videos!
Virtual art classes and camps for ages children to adult (fee-based):
Free Weekly Activities for ages 6 months to 8 years:
Free 2-week day-by-day projects for grades pre-K thru 9th grade:
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems (guy who wrote “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus” and other fun stories you know by heart)
Curated streaming educational programming, 6 am to 6 pm weekdays, to keep kids engaged.
Lego building (note: there is some advertising!)