December 5, 2021
  • 7:00 am Outstanding Professor Award Recipient’s Mic Drop Moment at Last Month’s Virtual Ceremony
  • 9:10 am Bookworms of the World Unite!
  • 7:46 pm Breaking News: All Students Living in Campus Housing Required to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine
  • 9:00 am CSUDH Esports Creates International Competition
  • 9:35 am Spring Commencement Ceremonies Get Brighter
  • 3:46 pm Breaking News: Spring Commencement Ceremonies Recieve Stadium Upgrade
  • 8:00 am Testing the Teachers (and All the Educators)
  • 9:30 am CSUDH Educators and School Employees, Vaccinated Next
  • 10:30 am For White People Only: Anti-Racism Workshop Addresses Racial Bias and Unity
  • 2:43 pm Greatness Personified: Remembering Kobe Bryant
  • 10:02 am Straight Down the Chimney and Into Your (Digital) Hands: Special Holiday Edition of The Bulletin!
  • 2:44 pm Did You Wake up Looking this Beautiful?
  • 11:43 am A Long History for University’s Newest Major
  • 5:15 pm Issue 5 of Bulletin Live! Collector’s Item! Worth its Weight in Digital Paper!
  • 4:06 pm Special Election Issue
  • 4:03 pm Three best Latinx Halloween & Horror Short Films available now on HBO Max
  • 9:49 am Issue 3 of CSUDH Bulletin Live if You Want It
  • 3:24 pm Hispanic Heritage Month Update
  • 2:00 pm South Bay Economic Forecast Goes Virtual
  • 3:52 pm BREAKING NEWS: Classes for Spring to be Online, CSU Chancellor Announces
  • 9:39 am “Strikes” and Solidarity
  • 8:30 am March Into History: Just 5 in 1970, CSUDH Growth Shaped by Historic Event
  • 8:30 am Will the Bulletin Make Today Tomorrow?
  • 9:04 am Different Neighborhoods Warrant Rubber Bullets or Traffic Control For Protesters
  • 5:07 pm STAFF EDITORIAL: Even Socially Distant, We All Have to Work Together
  • 5:47 pm Transcript of CSUDH President Parham’s Coronavirus Announcement
  • 10:46 am Cal State Long Beach Suspends Face-to-Face Classes; CSUDH Discussing Contingency Plans
  • 5:26 pm Things Black People Should be Able to Get Away with This Month
  • 10:25 am Latinx Students Need a Place to Call Home
  • 2:35 pm Will Time Run Out Before Funds for PEGS? [UPDATED]
  • 8:41 am Year of the Rat? What’s That?
  • 6:20 am Artist Who Gave Life to Death and Inspired Countless Others Gets His Due at Dominguez Hills
  • 5:16 pm Why I’m Rooting for Dr. Cornel West
  • 5:00 pm Under Fire from the Feds, Vaping’s Future is Cloudy
  • 3:28 pm We’re Going to Need a Bigger Boat; Tsunami 3.0 Hits Campus, Enrollment Swells
  • 4:48 pm University Weathering a Wave of New Students
  • 9:21 pm The Bulletin’s Public Records Request Offers Springboard to Launch Gender Equity Discussion at CSUDH
  • 4:27 pm Black is the New Black: Raising the Capital on the “B” Word
  • 10:53 am Guns Up for Arrest: Student advocacy group pushes for CSU No Gun Zones–Including the Police
  • 4:09 pm Staff Editorial: Words on the First
  • 8:42 pm Carson Mayor Blasts Media, Landmark Libel Case in Keynote Address
  • 9:27 am Free Speech Week Calendar of Events Update
  • 6:02 am Food for Thought: 40% of Students are Food Insecure
  • 3:12 pm Academic Senate Rejects CSU GE Task Force & Report
  • 3:06 pm Work To Be Done
  • 5:56 pm ASI Elections: What You Need to Know
  • 8:02 pm CSUDH President Parham Announces Cancer Diagnosis
  • 9:47 am CSUDH Art Professor’s 20-Year Journey Results in First Local Showing of Film
  • 9:13 pm Free Speech or Free Hate area?
  • 9:08 pm CSUDH’s Best & Brightest Shine at Student Research Day
  • 9:05 pm Academic Senate Approves Gender Equity Task Force
  • 12:37 pm When Dr. Davis speaks, Toros Pay Close Attention
  • 3:38 pm Investing in the Future: Dr. Thomas A. Parham Reflects on the Past Eight Months and Contemplates​ the University’s Future
  • 3:24 pm Green Olive to Open By End of Feb; Starbucks Not Until Fall
  • 3:20 pm Gov. Newsom’s Proposed Budget Hailed for Extensive Funding Increases
  • 3:08 pm Out of the Classroom: Labor and Community Organizing Course Aims to Teach Students How to Organize for Social Justice
  • 2:54 pm The Other Route in Professional Sports
  • 9:02 am Hail to the New Chief, CSUDH President Thomas Parham
  • 3:36 pm Career Center Holds Major/Minor Fair
  • 5:34 pm After Unexpected Delay, Undocumented Becomes More Intimate Theatrical Production
  • 1:30 pm What to Expect When You’re Expecting New Buildings
  • 1:54 pm What is one thing that you’re grateful for this year? What is something that 2021 has taught you?
  • 1:10 pm The obstacles and achievements of first-generation students
  • 12:42 pm Seasonal Depression: The Scrooge of Mental Health
  • 12:34 pm Body Positivity: Staying Afloat During the Holidays
  • 1:53 pm Annual ‘Totes for Tots’ Initiative Aims to Give Back to the Community

Photo by Sarai Henriquez.

By Sarai Henriquez, Staff Reporter

Being stuck at home during my spring break due to the pandemic was not the spring break I had in mind. What I also didn’t volunteer for was being in a house full of children. How on earth was I going to entertain kids that only use the word “no” and “mama” as a form of communication? 

I had to think fast because I want to be known as a cool aunt. These little people make or break you. As we continue to isolate ourselves from the world, it doesn’t mean that we need to stop the world from happening and opening the minds of the future generation. 

Here are a few helpful tips that I use to help you entertain the little ones in your family during this pandemic.  

Tip number one: 

Try to create and keep a schedule for the week. I know that can be a bit challenging and we all want to declare this quarantine a vacation from work and school which allows us to be on Netflix or Disney+ all day. But it is important to maintain your child’s usual routine. What I do is create a schedule on a whiteboard in the mornings. I make sure to have a clear expectation of what we will be doing every given day. I also made a big box next to the activity so when we are done, one of my nephews can mark it off to show that we have completed the activity. This will also help as a guideline for you to have playtime, reading time and rest time.    

Tip number two:

Read…Read…Read! Reading is very important to any child and in any household. I try to have the kids in my house read for at least 30 minutes. I get it, reading for toddlers can be a big challenge, but if you can get any animal books, first-word books, or color books, you are set. Kids love it when you make the animal sounds while reading the animal book, and it’s fun to see them try and make those sounds with you. 

Tip number three 

Dance party! What is a better way for you and your kids to spend time together other than having your own dance party? I go on YouTube and do some Zumba. We follow “Dance Fitness with Jessica,” and dance to songs like “Cheap Thrills” by Sia, “Ain’t Your Mama” by Jennifer Lopez, “Buttons” by The Pussycat Dolls, and many more. Not only are you working out, but you are keeping your kids active as well. 

Tip number four 

Two words: virtual Disneyland. As a cast member, you are given the privilege to go to Disneyland whenever you like.You can also bring your family in as well. so in my family, I am their favorite aunt by default. But since Disney closed its doors, I still manage to bring Disney magic to our house. On Youtube, you can watch shows and rides from the happiest place on Earth. We love watching the virtual viewing of Disney’s newest parade “Magic Happens.” We sit back and watch inspiring moments from Disney stories unfold before our eyes. 

I know the situation we are all living in isn’t the easiest especially when you have little kids in your household. Know that you are not alone and what you are doing is enough. Hopefully, with these tips you can find the light at the end of the tunnel. Keep fighting strong, Toros. 



Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: