Girl riding a bicycle

So its been a few months now in lockdown but life is starting to feel a little bit normal. Some people are now venturing out to the shops, sitting in friends gardens and getting their cars cleaned. Others are feeling a little more cautious (not including the shielding ones) and it may take some time for them to do any of those things. It is, and has been, an interesting time so far. I was thinking today about how our skill set has been developed. If you had told me 3 months ago that I would be walking everywhere I would not have believed you. But here I am walking thousands of steps a day and it is not the only change I have made. I am cooking more adventurous food and loving the shorter, but more special moments I am having with friends outside. I would love to do more of all these things once lockdown is over. I have gained new skills and I know there are children gaining new skills.

Children Gaining New Skills

Our children will have also found passions for things and gaining new skills. I have lost count of the number of 3 and 4 year olds I have seen riding a bike and imagine many children will have come on leaps and bounds with their writing and reading. Children will have developed a love for baking and cooking, singing, playing a musical instrument etc. It is wonderful that throughout a difficult time that so many skills and likes will have been discovered. So what now? In a few months, hopefully this will be all over and our children could be back at school and parents back at work full time. How are parents going to help keep that passion going for our children’s new loves and help them to continue developing new skills? Something to think about for after lockdown. Let’s make the most of the time lockdown has given us, and aim to keep finding the time once life is fully back to normal.