A Parents’ Survival Guide to Working from Home
Jan 17, 2022 Are you a freelancer, a small business owner, or are you working from home temporarily because of the corona virus?
Then, like most of us the extra stress ball you feel is due to the transition of balancing work at home with spending more time with your kid(s) than normal.
Kids are in transition, too, from being in a scheduled, directed, activity-based, expert-led environment to being at home to a place where they have access to the TV, video games, the refrigerator, and to you. But wait! You still have to work, and you don’t feel great about cartoons and video games, so what to do? You also don’t have the time to research effective and educational children’s apps to give your kids. And oh, wait again! Too much screen time isn’t good, either!
We can help you survive work at home by:
- giving some perspective,
- introducing you to an app that is teaching kids to speak, Speech Blubs,
- giving reasons why the app could help you both, and
- giving you access to some tips how to use it, that will allow you to get some work done.
First of all, some perspective. Breathe. Studies actually show that panicking can lower your defenses, and that doesn’t help anybody. Try not to worry. You should be safe at home as long as you are washing and disinfecting your hands often, not touching your face, not inviting friends over, and keeping your social distance.
Recently, a British health official said to, “Act like you have the virus and don’t want to spread it to anyone else.” The idea is to limit any chance for the virus spreading to people who are more at risk. You got this.
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Second, let me tell you about Speech Blubs, a fun app for kids just learning to speak. Speech Blubs is an app that helps kids make sounds, then words, and then sentences. Just 10-15 minutes a day (though during this quarantine a little more is ok).
The app has more than 1500 fun activities for toddlers and late talkers, and for preschoolers, as well. Speech Blubs was designed with speech therapists, parents, and KIDS, too! Those kids are a big part of our main method, called ‘video modelling,’ which is just kids watching other kids model speaking, and then trying to imitate them. This method is a proven way to help kids speak.
Parents everywhere are learning that hearing your kid finally say “mommy” makes it easy to download. In fact, Speech Blubs has more than 1 Million downloads so far! There is a small monthly membership fee. But, the cost of going to a speech therapist for testing is WAY more! Your child is worth a few bucks a month, and there’s no waiting list to use the app.
Surely your child’s confidence is worth the FREE TRIAL. Try the app for seven days FOR FREE, and if it’s not for you, then just cancel during the trial at no cost.
How can Speech Blubs Help during this Crisis?
Well, face time with your child is always important, but in using the app it is essential. Your child will improve so much faster if you are engaged, too. Take advantage of this time together. It will give your child something to do, it will give you targeted exercises that you can trust, and it’s one less thing to plan in your already busy day.
Finally, as you know, speech therapists are helping us continuously develop the app’s activities. There was recently a podcast on “Talking with Tech,” which presented Speech Blubs doing a deep dive into its activities, and how speech therapists and parents can use the app. Check this episode of “Talking with Tech,” to see how the experts use it in their therapy sessions. They give tons of ideas!
So, don’t forget to breathe, follow the protocols for staying safe, try Speech Blubs, and watch your time at home fly by! We will all survive this trying time. Be well!