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We have been truly lucky this year with minimum sicknesses finding their way into our home. So what happens when a kid does stay home sick, but they are bummed about missing school? You find the good!
That’s just what happened about mid-January around here. Rosie has a frequent occurrence of waking up with “a tummy ache” a “headache” and general “not feeling good” symptoms. I often send her to school anyways because I’m a mean mom that knows when she’s trying to fool me. Last month was different, though. She truly wasn’t feeling good, so we let her stay home to avoid spreading any illnesses around the school.
About 2 hours into our day she turns to me and says “I miss knowledge.” Confused by what she meant, and trying to hide a smile at just how silly it sounded, I asked her to clarify. The poor girl wanted to be at school, learning with her friends and growing smarter.
I pulled out our Sick Basket in hopes something in there would entertain her while I got some work done, but she was adamant that she still get some learning done. Thank goodness Target has everything we need, and I was prepared for just such a day. I gave her some Children’s Advil to reduce the low-grade fever and help her head stop hurting.
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With her headache minimized we pulled out our awesome workbooks. Target has a great book and activity section next to the electronics. I love picking up the Big Workbook’s, and it definitely came in handy for this knowledge craving little girls. I also suggest picking up a good sick day movie, and Target has some great Cartwheel offers on 20th Century Fox videos right now as well!
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31 thoughts on “When the Kids Stay Home Sick, but Still Want to Learn + Target and Pfizer Giveaway”
The kids like to read books or be read to when they are sick.
I have the kids read and play fun educational games when they are sick.
My son loves to read and learn something new when he gets sick
They read books when they are sick.
I like to read to them when they are sick or just be there ant talk with them.
We like to grab a new book when we don’t feel good and cuddle up and read.
I like to either read them a book or we watch something on PBS to keep learning even when sick.
I like to watch educational videos with my niece!
We read books together in bed.
I read out loud to my kids when they are sick.
We read books or watch educational shows.
Read books together
There are lots of worksheets and educational games that you can print from the internet.
I am a firm believer that kids learn a lot through play and even educational tv. So we try to incorporate restful play into sick days and let them watch tv during the day which is a big treat!
My daughter actually likes to cuddle and read books when she is sick.
We watched videos and read books together.
We always play educational games together on sick days or read.
We try to read and watch pbs shows.
I have my kids work on educational programs online.
TV programming nowadays can be so educational that being off from school can be as much of a learning experience as school.
We do quiet reading.
We will still use a sick day to keep up on reading and by playing educational iPad games.
Board games encourage learning for my 4 years old. He counts out everyone’s turn. We also read a lot of books.
reading a good book, or watching a nature program is a good way to make the day still educational without being too hard on a sick person
They read or more than likely, I will read to them.
we read and play games during our sick days.
we watch pbs and read books
My couisins like to read or have someone read to them.
We watch funny shows and lot of soup
We read every night to our son but if he’s not feeling well, missing a day of knowledge isn’t a big deal, I’d rather him get sleep.
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