How to Help Kids Overcome the Disappointment of No Vacations This Year
With coronavirus travel restrictions and tightened budgets, your family may be disappointed about not having a vacation this year (or any time soon). Here’s how to help your kids.
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Bundle up and head to an outdoor restaurant to fully embrace the experience. (BONUS: This one's a win-win, because not only do you get to experience a fun family adventure, but you'll also walk away feeling good about supporting a local business that may be struggling right now.)
Livestream zoos and aquariums from across the country
Go to a kid-friendly museum in your area
Or explore a museum via a virtual tour (if you’d rather stay home)
Build a snowman or make snow angels—after it snows, of course
Head to a NY area aquarium
Take a spin on a local ice-skating rink
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Plan a movie night with a holiday movie or a kid-friendly documentary
Climb Mt. Everest—virtually
Have a family game night
While things are certainly different this holiday season in so many ways, parents can use this as an opportunity to create new ways for their families to celebrate the season. It also helps to remember that children are resilient and have had to adjust to many changes this year, just as adults have.
“Kids of all ages have done a great job dealing with all the cancellations the last eight months,” Fox says. “Unfortunately the holidays will be just one more disappointment if you don’t put extra effort into creating new traditions.”