Parent Tip of the Week: Wearing Masks

Published on May 18, 2020

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As we start to be out and about more, it is important to think about how to prepare our children. Many things are different and talking about it before our children experience these changes will help them understand what to expect.

Tell children they will see people wearing masks and gloves to protect everyone from germs. You might even play some games with masks at home. 

  • Put a mask on yourself and show them it is still you under there. 
  • Put masks on a doll, stuffed animals, or pictures of loved ones and have the children guess who it is. 
  • Use a story or video to help children learn about masks.

The most important thing to keep in mind is that kids are adaptable and will likely be more comfortable with these changes than we are. But it is important to prepare them and keep talking about the way things have changed and be open to hearing their questions

We're Here For You

Remember, the ELS team is here to support you and want to hear from you! Please reach out to any of the following staff:

Emily Conigliaro, parent educator 952-681-6228
Eve Clarke, parent educator 952-681-6973
Sarah Sundberg Perry, parent educator para español, 952-681-6256
Debra Goebel, ECFE coordinator and parent educator 952-681-6257
Melissa Nesbitt, school psychologist 952-806-8940
Livia VanHorne, school social worker 952-806-8939