by Kevon Browne
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Another 24-hour lockdown mandated for two weeks and parents are back at home with their young ones.
Some are working from home while engaging their children in productive and positive ways, especially those in the early childhood category (0-8 years old).
Keimon Archibald-Lake, an early childhood expert/educator for 25 years, suggested ways for parents and guardians to engage with young children and particularly babies, starting with “tummy time” which can help develop motor skills.
Additionally, Archibald-Lake mentioned that a support system is necessary to cope with the demands of early childhood.
“I know it’s a difficult period as well because that’s the period where babies are not sleeping well… especially if you are breastfeeding you [have] to be up around the clock, available… so help is very essential; grandmas, aunts, best friends, daddies you [have to] step in and help. You [have to] really be a circle of support.”
See the full interview here: https://youtu.be/x7OLscVqV6Q