Tandem Blog
  • Preparing your Child to Return to School

    Since Covid-19 pandemic forced schools to close and children to learn from home, the idea of returning to a ‘normal’ life has been on everyone’s mind. As one of the first steps, children will return to school in the coming days and weeks. While being excited about this prospect, parents and children may also have some concerns. Therefore, preparing your children for this transition will certainly help them to have a great start back at school.

  • Why being bored isn't a bad thing!

    Unstructured and unscheduled free time will be something that most children will face during the lockdown phase of the Coronavirus pandemic. It is impossible to keep children occupied at all times and boredom can set in. Many children will find this a stark contrast compared to their previous structured school day where they lived very full and exciting lives. As we get to grips with the new reality, perhaps it is good to also consider how we can embrace boredom.


    Being in a lockdown situation is tough, but even more so for your child who is familiar with a routine in their everyday life when at school. Likewise, you most likely have a daily schedule and pattern.  While you have no control of other people’s actions right now, you can make sure that you maintain a structure at home which is essential for both you and your child. Having a routine in place, will help keep you sane. Here are some tips for your daily routine: