Children and socializing go hand in hand. And for good reason! Socializing with other kids around their own age is needed for your child’s social-emotional development. Socializing is also good for their mental health. Without it your child may begin to act out due to frustration.
“But we are in the middle of a pandemic!” I hear you! I really do! But socialization is so important for your child! There ARE SAFE ways to socialize during a pandemic. Try out these ideas:
- Go Digital!
– Seriously, thank goodness for technology! Let your child Facetime, SnapChat, play online games, etc. with their friends and family.
- Scavenger Hunts.
– Try a neighborhood scavenger hunt! Kids get to work together for a common goal while staying socially distant.
- Go old school.
– Write or draw pictures to snail mail to friends and family.
No matter how you choose to socalize just remember to avoid the 3 C’s:
- Closed Spaces
- Crowded Places
- Close Contact
And of course…..Don’t Forget To Wash Your Hands!