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How to Hold a Socially Distanced Playdate for your Kids

A few tips from the GOALS Guide to Healthy Living

Social Distance Playdate For Your Kids? Here’s How To Do It

COVID-19 has taken the world by storm recently, with so many people falling ill to the disease. No one is exempt from contracting COVID-19, not even children, which is why you need to make sure you’re extra cautious when allowing them to go on playdates or any other public gathering where there will be a large group of people.

With everyone in the house on quarantine, it can be difficult trying to get the much needed human interaction that we so desperately crave. Children also need friends to play with and interact, with Summer coming up just around the corner, now is the perfect time to plan how you will set-up your children’s playdates in a safe yet fun manner.

If you’re looking for ways to allow your children to play with their friends without exposing them to COVID-19, continue reading below to find out more.

How To Make Sure Your Kids Are Safe During Their Playdate

Kids have the potential to be carriers of the coronavirus and can bring it back home after their playdate if you’re not careful. This is why you need to be extra vigilant with who your child is playing with and where they are playing to ensure you minimize their exposure to the virus as much as possible.

The good news is that there are ways you can ensure your child’s safety without restricting their ability to have fun with their friends. Take a look below to see an entire list of all the things you can do to prevent your children from getting sick.

Ways To Prevent Your Children From Getting Sick While Going On A Playdate

  • Don’t let them share food with anyone who they are on the playdate with. Let them play at a mock breakfast, lunch, or whatever type of dining experience they want to have but make sure no one shares food.
  • Only allow the playdates to last for about 30-60min no longer. The longer your child is in contact with their friends on their playdate, the higher the risk is of them being exposed to COVID-19.
  • Have your children engage in playdates outside; this will enable them to gain the 6ft they need apart when engaging in activities to lower the odds of them catching the virus
  • Teach your kids to play games that by nature require them to be 6ft apart like hide and go seek

Protecting Yourself & Your Children

All of the procedures above will help you protect your children from catching the coronavirus while also allowing them to enjoy their time as children. As long as you implement these simple rules into the playdates your children engage in, it would help if you didn’t have to worry about them being exposed to the coronavirus anytime soon.

Conclusion

It’s important to stay safe and take all of the precautions necessary to safeguard your health during this time so that you can guarantee you will be here long enough to enjoy watching your children grow.

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