April 24, 2020

Tech Essentials: Maximizing Home Life in Social-Distancing

A young boy wearing a white VR headset

With lots of time to spend at home, we have to look around and get creative, especially those with children. It is a great challenge for parents to keep their children entertained on a day-to-day basis.

There might be no time more perfect than right now. With the lockdown or social distancing enforcement, we should get familiar with the technology in our home and play with it to dig deeper into how we can best use it.

Technology at home, or also called Domestic Technology, comes in multiple aspects. It is the incorporation of applied science into the house, ranging from home appliances. It can be washing machines and microwaves, to home automation such as Smart Kitchens or Google Home; all with the internet as the backbone of the software and hardware connection.

You can start recognising and reviewing what you (and your family) need and are interested in. Find activities and application to help you achieve self-learning and getting value-added knowledge without losing the fun activity part.

There are a lot of fun and educative applications to help you get through this stay-at-home phase. These 8 mobile games are worth to try to keep you entertained and challenged: https://www.wired.com/gallery/best-mobile-games/