Draw four squares or hopscotch on your sidewalk. Hold relay races or construct an obstacle course Challenge your family members: How many times can bounce a ball of a wall? How many push ups or jumping jacks can you do under a minute? Be creative!
Unique Ways to entertain your children:
The Bristol Early Childhood Alliance continues to encourage families to limit "screen time" for children. If screen time is needed for school work, etc. during the COVID 19 social distancing protocol, please ensure that you enforce long breaks in between learning apps and they receive time outdoors in natural sunlight. To protect your eyes from "blue light" search ways to purchase glasses or modify your viewing screen.
Our Making Bristol Better Facebook page will continue to provide enriching links for learning as well as access to online books. Please like, follow and visit frequently.
There is limited access to social service agencies. Although this can be frustrating to families, agencies are finding new ways to help residents. Follow the United Way of West Central Connecticut on Facebook and visit their website for up to date information:
Interesting article for when the pandemic ends: https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20210203-after-the-covid-19-pandemic-how-will-we-heal
The Bristol Public School System is facilitating a Breakfast and Lunch Grab & Go program for all students in the district. For locations and information visit: https://www.bristol.k12.ct.us/cms/one.aspx?portalId=117122&pageId=26380658 United Way has a Resource Guide on their Facebook page and website with updates from local agencies. The City of Bristol has a hotline (picture posted below).