With the latest government directive requiring kids in primary school and kindergarten to stay home until the latest surge in Covid 19 cases are brought under control, parents are scrambling for ways to keep their toddlers and young kids occupied. It’s a double whammy for parents, not only do they have to help their kids with their online learning, but also look for ways to keep them occupied indoors, with parks, libraries, museums, sports complexes and other cultural and recreational facilities also being shut until Chinese New Year.

Some of us at Localhood, parents of young kids also facing the brunt of the situation decided to compile a list of activities as well as providers of activity kits so that you can benefit from this and keep your kids occupied in an educational, creative, holistic manner with minimal screen exposure. Here are some of our top picks:

1. Little Nature Wanderlust: What started as a novel concept to keep families in hotel quarantine entertained can also be put to use in these trying time. The Quarantine Survival Kits are carefully curated activity box sets most suitable for kids from 1 to 6 years old. The activities in a box involves sensory play, fine motor activities, arts and crafts, STEM, music and yoga. Activity kits can be on themes that include Secret Garden, Under the Sea, Jurassic World, Transportation, Weather and In the Jungle. They also have a scheme where they can take back certain components of used activity kits that can be reused in lieu of vouchers. More information regarding these kits and their pricing can be found on their website, www.littlenaturewanderlust.com or through the Instagram handle @littlenaturewanderlust.