Anyone can contract Covid-19, be they a child, a pregnant woman, a grandparent or even an adult man.
Although the victims of this virus are mostly adults, there has been an increase in the number of children and toddlers contracting the disease.
Here are three steps you can start implementing today to help protect your children from contracting the potentially fatal Covid-19.
1. Tell them what to do to keep them safe
If you’re frustrated at not being able to hang out with friends, go to the office or enjoy a meal outside, imagine what it feels like for your kids.
It is very important to remember that children look to adults for guidance on how to react to stressful situations.
So it’s up to you to guide them patiently and teach them the gravity of this virus.
For better comprehension, apply some graphics or storytelling elements while talking to them, to help better impart the basic information about this virus.
This will further educate your kids on what they are allowed and not allowed to do during this outbreak.
2. Encourage them to make healthy choices with you
After you explain what exactly Covid-19 is, it’s time to provide them with an opportunity to take their safety into their own hands.
Maybe you can design a hand-washing routine, eat more fruits and vegetables with them and encourage them to take healthy precautions.
For example, explain to them the importance of social distancing.
3. Teach them to wash their hands diligently
Hand washing is important since a lot of activities involve touching and this can lead to the spread of the virus.
Teach your child how to wash their hands properly by using soap and running water for at least 20 seconds.
Make sure to tell them to wash every part of their hands including the back of their hands, between the fingers and the tips of the nails.
The Covid-19 situation is ever-changing and the cases are increasing rapidly. It is therefore important for you to ensure the cleanliness of your home during this crucial period.
This article first appeared in kaodim.com
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