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Work from home, household chores and managing kids has become a daunting task for every parent during the lockdown. But if we look at the silver lining, there could be no better time than this to inculcate good habits and increase a child's productivity. The best way to bond with your little one is to engage with them in some extra-curricular activities. Read a story together, include them in kitchen work, connect with nature, workout to stay physically active, paint or draw to explore your creative side; there are plethora of options on how you can keep them busy. (Also Read: Soha Ali Khan's Little Artist Daughter, Inaaya Naumi Kemmu Makes A Giraffe Out Of Disposable Plate)
And thanks to celeb moms like Tahira Kashyap Khurrana, Asin Thottumkal, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Soha Ali Khan, Twinkle Khanna, Genelia Deshmukh, Neha Dhupia and Sunny Leone, who had shared some ideas on how can mothers keep their kids engaged at home. Shilpa Shetty Kundra too, often shares how she is keeping her firstborn, Viaan Raj Kundra engaged at home, during this ‘unplanned’ break from school.
During the lockdown, not only adults but the kids too, have donned the hat of a painter, sketcher, baker, cook, gardener and whatnot to explore their interests and hobbies. Shilpa Shetty Kundra's little one, Viaan Raj Kundra has also been exploring his creative side and the proud mommy often shares its glimpse. Shilpa posted an IG story of Viaan's painting of an evil eye and captioned it with the hashtags, #evileye, #art and #proudmommy.
When the lockdown had begun, answering the million-dollar question, "How do I keep my child occupied?!" that was dominating every parent’s mind amidst the quarantine, Shilpa Shetty Kundra had posted a video with her son, Viaan Raj Kundra. The mother-son duo had indulged in a tie-and-dye session at home and Shilpa had captioned her video as “"How do I keep my child occupied?!" is the million dollar question playing on every parent's mind right now. This 'unplanned' break has to be endured, since it can’t be cured. We try planning a few hours of interesting activities in a day for our kids, but what do you do when you hear, "Mommy, I'm bored!!" and you DON'T want to give them the iPad!” (Also Read: Arpita Khan Shares Childhood Picture Of Aayush Sharma, His Resemblance With Daughter Ayat Is Evident)
Sharing that one has to think of out-of-the-box methods to keep children busy amidst the lockdown, Shilpa Shetty Kundra had continued, “Take it from me, tearing your hair out isn’t going to help as much as you’d think it would. You have to put on your thinking caps, aiming to make the most of this time together. So, you invent, innovate, and come up with something as it’s a DO OR “DYE” situation.. that’ll keep them busy and you happy. Today’s bonding session with Viaan happened with some tie-&-dye activity at home, with a special appearance by Simba! (Who nearly got her tail dyed).”
Revealing that the t-shirts they are wearing in the video are also made by them during one of their previous tie and dye sessions and what are the things required to do the same at home, Shilpa Shetty Kundra had shared, “By the way, the t-shirts we’re wearing were also made during one of our previous sessions. How are you keeping up with your kids’ daily activities? Let me know and do share ideas with me. This was great fun. A must try. Things required: A pair of gloves | White t-shirt | Permanent safe colour (dye) Method: 1. Twist and tie the t-shirts with rubber band at a 3-inch distance 2. Pour the colour, keep it in the sun for 12/20 hrs, and open #EveryDayIsSonDay #staysafe #stayhome #creativity #mommyandson #SwasthRahoMastRaho.”
When Viaan Raj Kundra had turned 8 on May 21, 2020, the doting mommy, Shilpa Shetty Kundra had posted a video, comprising of some cherishable moments of her son since his birth. Shilpa had captioned her video as “Happy 8th birthday, my darling son Viaan-Raj. Every step of the way, I promise I’ll be by your side, Whenever you need a hug, I’ll be right here, with my arms spread wide, I’ll never stop loving you and believing in you, ‘Coz you are my Sonshine and my pride! Happy 8th birthday, my darling son Viaan-Raj. I love you! @rajkundra9 #ViaanRajKundra #birthdayboy #happiness #family #blessed #gratitude.” (Also Read: Kareena Kapoor Khan Posts A Throwback Photo With 'Favourite Boys', Saif Ali Khan And Taimur Ali Khan)
We are quite impressed with the artistic side of Viaan and we hope to see more of his artworks in future.