Keeping kids entertained and occupied during lockdown is a mission in itself, but WAG and mum-of-four Bec Judd may have the answer.
Parents can attest that lockdown life with kids can get a little tough. Especially when you have to find endless ways to keep your kids entertained.
But Rebecca Judd may have the solution. The footy WAG and wife of AFL star Chris Judd recently took to her Instagram to reveal the $5 Kmart toy that has kept her twin boys, Darcy and Tom 4, occupied for hours.
It’s the Sparkle Gem Art Set and it may just be the (very affordable) alternative to the iPad.
As Bec showed in her Instagram Stories, her four-year-old boys looked very focused as they tapped into their creative side, adding coloured gems to the pictures from the art sets.
The model and mother-of-four, who boasts almost 1 million followers, has been sharing snippets from her time in lockdown, including self-care tips and DIY projects.
Earlier this month, she shared a photo of her messy living room — marking 200 days in lockdown in Melbourne.
However, Judd, who recently launched her latest Jaggad clothing collection, took to the social media platform on Sunday to slam the latest restrictions.
She shared a post to her Instagram Stories in response to Ninja Warior host Rebecca Maddern’s Tweet.
“Okay it’s time to find some balance. Victorians can’t be locked down longer or harder,” Maddern’s Tweet read.
“Cases are going up, Delta is different. We need to look after our kids. The amount of suicides and self harm is rising – THIS is unacceptable. Get [vaccinated] ASAP but also find balance”.
Bec the reported with the comment: “342 Victorian children are presenting to hospital EACH WEEK with mental health emergencies.”
Bec appears to be referencing The Victorian Agency for Health Information report that revealed an average 342 children, aged up to 17, presented to emergency departments each week, according to The Australian.
It was also reported an average of 156 teens a week were rushed to hospital after self-harming and suffering suicidal ideation, an 88 per cent increase on last year.
“Kids need to be back in the classroom (I’m not saying a blanket return. I’m saying let’s come up with a safe plan ASAP),” Bec added.
Judd has previously slammed restrictions — with the current lockdown marking the state’s sixth.
In December last year, Bec referred to Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews as ‘Dictator Dan’ as he prepared to reveal a road map out of lockdown at the time.
As for the current situation, Mr Andrews is yet to announce when children can return to school.
So far, they have spent have spent 150 days learning from home (since March last year), while those in wider Victoria have been unable to attend for school for four months