Going Back to School in a Pandemic: Tip 3

Developed by HRI Program Coordinator, Camila Dos Santos, M.Ed.

Regardless of what school will look like for your child, it is beneficial to help young children practice possible new routines, such as wearing masks for extended periods of time, washing hands consistently, and practicing safe social distancing. 

When children know what the expectations are and have had a chance to practice new routines, they are more likely to adapt to changes in their schedules. This can lead to fewer behavioral concerns, as well as less anxiety and frustration for the entire family.