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Parents take to social media for creative ways to keep kids entertained during shelter in place

Posted at 8:25 PM, Mar 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 21:25:44-04

It takes a village to raise a child, but during this global pandemic, that village is starting to look a lot different for families in Central Texas.

With parents spending more time with their children due to COVID-19, a new set of challenges are in place as parents are forced to be stand in teachers for their kids.

"It has been kind of nice to look at what kind of things we have at home, " explained College Station mom Natalie Sosa. "What crafts do we have at home? What projects can we do at home to keep everybody safe and keep that distancing that we talk about?"

With shelter in place restrictions being enforced across Central Texas, parents are turning to social media to come together and create creative ways to keep their kids engaged and learning.

"Now we are using social media to share ideas. We are reaching a larger number of people," said Sosa. "We’re learning about different virtual experiences kids could do- virtual learning, distances learning. Social media has opened up a lot of avenues for communication all while being safe."

Though some elementary and intermediate schools have turned to online leaning for their students, activities like the Kid's Bear Hunt has been a hit across the community.

"I like seeing other people's bears and seeing their cute little faces and just seeing different sizes," shared Natalie's daughter Adelyn.

The Kid's Bear Hunt is allowing parents to get their kids out of the house, giving not only the kids but themselves something to look forward too.