SARS-Cov-2 or COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease that is wreaking havoc throughout the entire world, on its way to possibly become one of the worst pandemics in human history. It’s important to speak to your children about how contagious this virus is and the many ways they can help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Explain to your children that “social distancing” means to keep a safe distance, at least six feet, between themselves and the people outside your household. The importance of social distancing is that it helps in flattening the curve of this virus, meaning it slows it down. As a result, the Healthcare system will not be as overwhelmed to treat all the sick people who contract COVID-19.
Medical professionals are on the frontline of this pandemic working hard to accommodate the increased need for medical care. They are our heroes and your child can assist them by:
It may seem like the whole world is at a standstill with the closure of all major group events such as movie theaters and restaurants. Thankfully, there are activities that you can do with your children indoors while practicing social distancing.
You can still be social while maintaining a safe physical distance. Encourage your children to stay connected with friends and loved ones during this time with social media, facetime or even video call apps such as Zoom. There are many games that can be played online with friends as well!
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