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Enjoyable and Educational Opportunities for Homebound Kids by our guest writer maria Cannon.  Maria is from hobbyjr.org

Mom and daughter together

Keeping kids for long periods at home can be an exercise in patience and ingenuity, as many parents will attest. After all, all that pent-up energy has to go somewhere and may seem too much for the confines of your home. The key lies in well-thought-out activities that are as fun as they are educational and engaging. So, here are some useful resources to keep those housebound kids busy and learning and ultimately, out of your hair.

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Suffice it to say, it’s a good idea to see the fact that your kids are stuck at home not as a challenge but as an opportunity to learn, have fun, and bond as a family. Thankfully, resources and activities abound to help you achieve exactly that, so make sure to take advantage!

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