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amother




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Post  Mon, Sep 14 2020, 9:12 pm
My 12 yr old DD is bored all the time! She doesn’t have sisters her age and I can’t keep her entertained all the time.
We use screen time sparingly so that’s not a everyday option, otherwise she would be on it all day every day. She’s not a huge reader. She loves company but her neighbors are most of the time not available cuz they all come from big families. And She’s usually quick with homework.
Can anyone pls recommend ideas how she can entertain herself without the screen? It’s just a few hrs after school but she’s going off her mind!
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amother




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Post  Mon, Sep 14 2020, 9:14 pm
amother [ OP ] wrote:
My 12 yr old DD is bored all the time! She doesn’t have sisters her age and I can’t keep her entertained all the time.
We use screen time sparingly so that’s not a everyday option, otherwise she would be on it all day every day. She’s not a huge reader. She loves company but her neighbors are most of the time not available cuz they all come from big families. And She’s usually quick with homework.
Can anyone pls recommend ideas how she can entertain herself without the screen? It’s just a few hrs after school but she’s going off her mind!


She wouldn’t call classmates to yack with?
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yiddishmom




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Sep 14 2020, 9:19 pm
Large puzzles

painting

A workbook/ guide book to practice drawing.

If you want to let her in the kitchen, a book that teaches how to make different miniatures. Or she can learn how to work with fondant and icing.

I forgot what it's called, maybe hook and eye needling?

Plastalina miniatures.
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amother




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Post  Mon, Sep 14 2020, 9:26 pm
amother [ Wheat ] wrote:
She wouldn’t call classmates to yack with?


She’s not the type. Maybe she will grow into it 🤷🏼‍♀️
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shanarishona




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Sep 14 2020, 9:26 pm
Baking

Painting/art

Jewelry making

Something more active/exercise-y?
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amother




Orange
 

Post  Mon, Sep 14 2020, 9:31 pm
Mine loves string art and diamond painting.
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amother




Peach
 

Post  Mon, Sep 14 2020, 9:34 pm
Are you willing to let her use a screen to Zoom people? Can she Zoom her grandparents every day, hang out with them?
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amother




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Post  Mon, Sep 14 2020, 9:39 pm
yiddishmom wrote:
Large puzzles

painting

A workbook/ guide book to practice drawing.

If you want to let her in the kitchen, a book that teaches how to make different miniatures. Or she can learn how to work with fondant and icing.

I forgot what it's called, maybe hook and eye needling?

Plastalina miniatures.


I like the drawing idea! She actually loves drawing, I didn’t know such a book existed... She sometimes uses it as an excuse to get the screen for tutorials, lol
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amother




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Post  Mon, Sep 14 2020, 9:42 pm
shanarishona wrote:
Baking

Painting/art

Jewelry making

Something more active/exercise-y?


Exercise is definitely important. Any recommendations for Jewish instructors on YouTube?
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