VIDEO: US mum makes educational hopscotch game for daughters - GulfToday

VIDEO: US mum makes educational hopscotch game for daughters


One of the daughters playing the hopscotch game.

Gulf Today Report

A mother of two girls in Michigan drew an educational hopscotch game for her daughters on the entrance of the home.

The mother drew the game to help the children overcome boredom and also remain healthy while on lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic.

Hopscotch game can be played with several players or alone. It is a popular playground game in which players toss a small object into numbered triangles or a pattern of rectangles outlined on the ground and then hop or jump through the spaces and retrieve the object.

The world has been on lockdown for almost two months, with schools closed and non-essential workers working from home.

The lockdown decision was implemented in various countries to curtail the spread of the novel virus.

The number of confirmed US coronavirus cases neared 1 million on Tuesday and the projected American death toll rose in a closely watched academic model, even as some states eased restrictions aimed at fighting the pandemic battering the economy.

With President Donald Trump's economic adviser forecasting an unemployment rate of more than 16% for April and many Americans chafing under stay-at-home orders, about a dozen states were moving to restart their battered economies despite a lack of large-scale virus testing.

Public health experts have warned that a premature rollback of social distancing policies aimed at curbing the spread of the pathogen could cause a surge in new infections.

Georgia, at the vanguard of states reopening businesses, on Monday permitted restaurant dining for the first time in a month. Texas Governor Greg Abbott said on Monday he would let the state's stay-at-home order expire and begin reopening businesses including restaurants and retail shops in phases beginning on Friday.

The governors of other states including hard-hit New York have put off the reopening of businesses out of concern they might fuel a second wave of infections.


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