BLOG: What to do if lockdown is making mealtimes even more challenging… from Doddl Cutlery www.doddl.com

BLOG: What to do if lockdown is making mealtimes even […]

BLOG: What to do if lockdown is making mealtimes even more challenging… from Doddl Cutlery www.doddl.com

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Lockdown was never going to be easy, particularly for parents of young children. It’s hard enough keeping children entertained, exercised, dealing with changes in sleep, tantrums, arguments – and that’s in normal times….
But what should you do if lockdown is making mealtimes even more challenging? OFSTED has also recognised the impact of lockdown and the significance of it it has been shared across a wide range of media outlets (but for ease you can read highlights here) https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-54880403 .

Young children have forgotten how to use a knife and fork
Basically it says that ‘The pandemic has seen most children in England slipping back with their learning – and some have gone significantly back with their social skills. A report from the education watchdog warns some young children have forgotten how to use a knife and fork or have regressed to nappies.’ The contents of the report is not something any of us will be particularly surprised about given the changes lockdown made to everyday life, but it is shocking that it has happened at all. And this kind of report is obviously concerning.

The impact of the pandemic on children at mealtimes
Peer to peer interaction is something that many children will have missed out on over the past year. Where children would have sat down at mealtimes together with their peers and had the opportunity to copy and learn, they have missed out. …. see the full article at :- www.doddl.com/2020/11/10/what-to-do-if-lockdown-is-making-mealtimes-even-more-challenging