What are the essential tips that we need to provide to our children about staying safe during the pandemic?

What are the essential tips that we need to provide to our children about staying safe during the pandemic? What are the essential tips that we need to provide to our children about staying safe during the pandemic?

1 Expert Answer

Terry Adirim, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A.

Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Chair of the Department of Integrated Biomedical Science,  Florida Atlantic University

Washing hands is really important. Practice at home with soap and water – singing happy birthday twice so your child knows how long to wash their hands, like we advise for tooth brushing. Also practice wearing masks. Demonstrate what physical distancing is. Practice ways they can show excitement when they see their new friends without hugging or otherwise touching. There are all kinds of websites with ditties about hand washing for little children. Some recommend “Wash, Wash, Wash Your Hands” to Row, Row, Row Your Boat. Also, a video from Raffi may be fun for the littlest of children: www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMQBumkdQR0.

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