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Unusual Ways to Help Your Children Beat the Boredom

Posted by on June 30th, 2020.

Being stuck at home for so long during lockdown has been tiresome for everyone, not least for children.

Lockdown might be easing, but with strict social distancing measures still in place and uncertainty around when schools will return as normal, it’s a long summer to keep your children entertained.

Not only do kids need entertainment, they need mental stimulation too, especially in the absence of school and the unpredictability of the British summer.

With the help of technology, you have access to dozens of virtual tours to jet off on an educational adventure across the world. Or you could teach your children some good old-fashioned life skills like cooking.

Here are some fun ways you can beat the boredom.

Become an Adventurous Traveller in Ancient Egypt

You can discover ancient Egypt’s mysterious civilisation, gods, goddesses, and architecture from the comfort of your home thanks to Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities virtual interactive tours of key archaeological sites.

The five locations to explore will impress even the most adventurous traveller. From the tomb of Meresankh III to the tomb of Menna, each site has a detailed interactive walkthrough to keep your kids engaged.

You could spend your morning touring a 5,000-year-old tomb and then your afternoon exploring the Ben Ezra Synagogue before journeying on to the Red Monastery.

Explore the Historic Marvel of Machu Picchu

Another fantastic educational experience for the whole family to enjoy is the virtual tour of Machu Picchu in Peru. Spend a few hours enjoying the sites of this historic marvel in this immersive experience.

The tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site boasts 360-degree views and your own personal tour guide to make you feel like you really are in Peru and learn along the way.

Dive in and Learn About Your Favourite Marine Life

If you have children that are big fans of marine life and enjoy visiting the aquarium, why not take a journey under the sea?

Take a virtual journey across the ocean in the world’s third largest aquarium at the Georgia Aquarium’s website and take advantage of all the live webcams they have to offer.

From Baluga whales to California sea lions, dive in and experience the hundreds of different species of marine life the aquarium has to offer from the comfort of your home.

Watch the Natural World with Webcams

Why not see what nature live streams you can find? Websites such as explore.org have various live streams perfect for the nature loving family. Watch anything from north bald eagles in Iowa to hummingbirds in California, or elephants in South Africa.

With so many live streams available to you, this could be the perfect way to teach your children about wildlife. And if they’re an expert already, they might even be able to teach you a thing or two!

Teach Your Children Some Real-Life Skills

A family fun way to bring your family together is to cook, whether that be lunch, or an evening meal. Try and get the whole family involved as these extremely useful real-world skills will make life growing up that much easier.

You could take advantage of the hundreds of cooking videos online and try and recreate recipes together or teach your children some of family favourites.


The last few months have been tough for everyone, so some escapism with the help of technology learning new recipes or virtually travelling to a far-away land is needed. What’s more, when we’ve got through this, your children may have learnt new skills, taken up a new hobby or have exciting new travel aspirations.


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