Long, cold days inside can leave kids with too much unspent energy. Try Chelsea’s tips for banishing the winter wiggles and getting kids productively active.
The often-monotonous cold season is in full swing now. This time of year is both wonderful and trying for us homeschoolers. Because we homeschool, we don’t have to leave the house. However, because we homeschool, we don’t have to leave the house.
At first, staying in your warm, fuzzy wearing PJs and snuggling up with your kids all day is heavenly. But, what first seems like a luxury can get old pretty quickly. Especially for those with young, energetic children who live in areas where the weather isn’t conducive to outside play.
Kids who are stuck inside for long periods with nowhere for all that extra kid-energy to go often develop a severe case of the “winter wiggles.” Before you know it, you’re living with a kid who does things like make messes, follows you around with nonstop talking, and runs through the house jumping on the furniture. You’re lucky if you don’t find them hanging from the chandeliers or climbing the walls. Literally.
Finding a solution is often crucial for the mental health of all involved. Fortunately, there are ways to keep kids active in the winter and get rid of the winter wiggles without subjecting them to the freezing temperatures outside.