The Covid-19 pandemic has taken a lot from us, but it has also opened our eyes to so much more. Now that schools have reopened, there are a lot of uncertainties and concerns. How will the children transition after being home for so long? Let’s face it, the children miss school and their friends and parents want them to gain more academically. As parents and guardians in a time so sensitive as the one we are currently living in, you must teach your children how to adjust to the new norm.
Now more than ever is the time to teach your child or children the importance of good hygiene. Teach them how viruses are spread and how they can contract it from different surfaces they may touch or even being too close to someone that is sick. Teach them how they should conduct themselves while at school or in different public settings. Help them to understand the seriousness of what we are facing, why it’s important to follow protocols and to continuously keep clean.
You can practice with your children when they are home by doing role play on what they should do when they are out. Children follow the patterns of what they learn at home, so constantly doing it at home will teach them to do it when they are out. Don’t be afraid to play pretend with them, not only will it widen their imagination but excite and engage them in role play.
There is no guarantee that another child will follow the protocols while at school, the one thing you can be sure of is what you taught your child to do, hoping they will follow. Leave the rest in the capable hands of their loving teachers.
We take this time to remind parents and guardians of what they can do to help as this pandemic continues. We also want to thank the teachers and staff for their dedication and commitment each day.