Coronavirus (COVID-19): Helping Kids Get Used to Masks

It can be scary getting kids used to seeing people wearing masks and to get them to want to wear one as well. The younger the child is, the more afraid your child might be. Encourage them to open up about any questions that they may have and keep communication open about it. You can also help them decorate their masks to help them get used to the idea. They may even have fun being creative with their masks.

Key Takeaways:

  • For kids, it can be strange and scary at the same time seeing people wearing masks, you can explain to them simply what is going on.
  • The younger the child is, the more support they may need when it comes to explaining why wearings masks is necessary.
  • You can ease their fears by helping them to decorate their masks, or answer any questions that they may have.

“How kids react to seeing masks partly depends on their age.”

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