There are so many ways to get in touch with people these days! You can organize a video call on Facetime, Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp, Google Duo, or any other video chatting program.
Since you may not have seen your extended families in a while, there is likely to be a lot of chatting. Some people may have already done this, but as a bonus, you can also plan an activity that you can do long distance. We tried a modified version of Pictionary on one call! It will be fun for you to chat with your family, but it is also kind to put he time aside for people who may be lonely during this time.
When we talked with some people about their experiences with family calls, they had a few suggestions: (1) make sure that everyone is comfortable with the technology before the actual call (2) pick a moderator so that it’s clear what order people might want to talk in so that everybody gets a turn and (3) set up another check in time after the first call.
Have fun! I’m excited to hear if you organized a call for your family.
2 thoughts on “Challenge Day 5: Organize a family video call”
Can you do this for us please. 4pm
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The key to this is the last point – scheduling the next call. It is so easy to do it once but the consistency is what makes it special. Thanks for the reminder!