Playing helps too
Playing isn’t just fun for kids, it also helps them make sense of the world around them. If you see your wee one putting a facemask on her teddy or building a hospital out of bricks, this is just their way of making sense of the world around them.
Playing is a key part of their development so don’t feel guilty when they play. Even the simplest games they play could be helping them stay emotionally healthy during this tough time.
Remember, you protect your kids all the time
Try not to feel overwhelmed. You’ve protected them from many day to day risks already – every time they cross a road, for a start! You help them do that safely all the time! By following the official advice you’ll help keep them safe now, too.