I wrote this little poem this morning when cuddling with my sweetie:
My Happy Place
by Kaitlyn Leann Sanchez
Pitter patter pitter patter.
I hear her breath and
inhale her scent
against the backdrop
My heart swells,
in my happy place.
I hope in this time of quarantine and school closures that people are finding solace in the fun things they can do.
We are enjoying cuddles, reading, watching YouTube, coloring, dancing, cooking, writing, and video chatting with Grandma and Grandpa.
What are you doing to make the best of these times? Please share in the comments.
If you’re a writer or an author-illustrator, you can work on your Spring Fling Kidlit entry. Check out the prizes here.
Resources of things you can do at home
Writer stuff you can check out:
Renee LaTulippe’ Peek & Critique – learn all about rhyme and meter (make sure to subscribe)
Meg LaTorre’s iWriterly – great info on publishing
If you have kids, here are some awesome resources
Tara Lazar is doing a daily noon EST live reading
But Why Podcast for Curious Kids – great discussions with experts about things kids really want to know because kids ask the questions!
Mindshift – interesting ideas and discussions about education
Recommendations from my three-year-old
Besides playing blocks, instruments, pretend, coloring, and reading, here are Kiara’s favorites:
Preschool Prodigies – this is one of our favorite things to do as a family at home any day, if your child loves music, definitely check this out (there’s also a free app)
Brain Candy TV – a wonderful learning resource using monster trucks and Lizzy (a sweet dog). Check out this Solar System Scale Model video in particular. We love all these videos, but this one was especially cool even for hubby and I.
Baby Joy Joy – fun learning videos that my daughter is watching and interacting with right now (there’s also a fun app we love)
Little Pim Language Learning – kids and parents alike can learn languages from French to Hebrew with this wonderful free resource
Babybus – fun learning channel (there’s also an app that we love)
Dave and Ava – interactive songs and games for kids (there’s also a great app)
Okay, I could go on and on about stuff Kiara loves, but I’ll leave it there. Remember to share in the comments what you’re doing during these times and share any cool resources.
Kaitlyn Leann Sanchez