COVID-19 Week 6 Newsletter:
Dear AWNWA of Hoboken Families,
Week 1 was Strange, Week 2 was a Whirlwind, Week 3 was becoming Insane, Week 4 officially became the New Normal, Week 5 required Patience and Week 6 is all about Communication
I am in Hoboken and I get to see some of the students and they always say how much they miss school, their teachers and friends. I know it is difficult and I read a few articles on how to support children under the age of 6 during the COVID-19 pandemic and I wanted to share the key points for families to consider when Communicating to their children:
If you have any anxieties, your child will mimic you. To decrease their fears, please be aware of your conversations and try not to view television news when your child is present.
Explain the concept of social distancing, the importance of handwashing for 20-seconds, blowing kisses are awesome and sadly the fact that air hugs may be necessary for a short period of time.
Maintain a daily routine that meets your new schedule and encourage positive thoughts.
Take time to talk and let your child guide the conversation. You should be honest, but keep everything age appropriate
Try the mediation activities below which are specifically design for young children
Overall Communication is required to support children who may go back to or start new habits such as thumb sucking, biting, bedwetting, increasingly clingy, sleep disturbances, loss of appetite, fear of the dark, regression in behavior, and withdrawal.