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Highlights @ Home: Pajamas

Make it a Pajama Day

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In this new installment of free resources to help you make memories with your children, we hope that you heed the call of your pajamas and have some fun with your kids. As we face the second month of staying at home together, we know you’ve been working hard to be an attentive parent, an at-home teacher or tutor, and even your kids’ lunch lady. You may have been running on adrenaline for the first few weeks, but now we know that this at-home time is going to be more like a marathon than a sprint. So here’s a new content bundle created to help you be more present with your children. We hope you will let its theme—pajamas—remind you to cuddle with your kids. Physical touch is a great antidote to anxiety. In times of stress, it may be more necessary than getting all that schoolwork done. It’s more important than maintaining a clean, orderly house. Showing your children affection with a hug, snuggling on the couch to watch a movie, or reading together in a cozy blanket tent are all ways you can be fully present with your child. And being fully present shows your children that they are your priority, and that they will be safe and cared for. That’s an important message to deliver to your children—repeatedly—during these uncertain times.
bear in pajamas
1. Make It a Pajama Day

Watch this video from Christine French Cully on ways to be more present  for your kids.

Christine French Cully

  2. Solve a Puzzle

While you’re dressed down in your PJs, the kids in this Hidden Pictures puzzle are playing dress-up. Try the puzzle, and then host a pajama fashion show today to enjoy the best of both worlds.


 3. Read a Story

Read this story about camping at “Mount Sofa”—where there’s no need to go outside to have a fun adventure.

   4. Pose in Your PJs

While you’re wearing comfy clothes is the perfect time to practice some yoga moves. Try out these poses with your child to help her feel calm and confident as she finishes another week at home.

mom and daughter doing yoga

5. Make ABC Pancakes

Have breakfast for dinner! Shape these yummy pancakes into letters and encourage your child to spell his name before he eats.

ABC Pancakes

  6. Do Something for Others

Cozy pajamas can feel like a warm hug! Have your kids try one of these ideas or come up with a few of their own to spread some cheer today.


  7. Write, Draw, or Talk About It

Invite your child to pick one or both of these prompts. Then record, document, or save their creative output.


Do your kids like to write silly poems? Send one to us. We might turn it into a song—like we did for Mr. Llama Pajama sent in by Julia, 9, from Georgia.