Do you have a child who resists putting a mask on? Pulls it off when you’re not looking? Gets upset by seeing others in masks? These are all natural reactions, and we certainly can’t blame our kids for struggling with something that feels so very unnatural.
We are not mask experts by any means, but we have come up with a song that is intended to help children get more comfortable with wearing a mask, seeing others in masks, and keeping their own mask on.
We encourage you to watch this video with your child. If you are just now introducing the idea of mask-wearing to your child, or if you’ve already had some not-so-great experiences with mask-wearing, here are a few ideas that might make your life easier:
Of course, CDC Guidelines advise not to put a mask on children under age 2. These young children might still enjoy our song, to get more comfortable with the idea of masks (on others).
Here’s another helpful page: Cloth Face Coverings For Children During Covid-19 by healthychildren.org.