I’m a volunteer safety monitor during lunch and free time a.k.a. recess at a school serving grades 1 – 8. Aside from keeping the usual eye on the kids, during COVID-19, this job also emphasizes maintaining social distance and wearing face coverings properly.
With a few weeks of the school year under my belt, here are my top tips for parents who hope to help their kids keep their masks in place while they play.
My top four playground observations regarding children and masks:
- Fit matters
- Fabric matters
- Washing matters for re-usable fabric masks
- Instruct kids on how to sneeze before they need to know