You’re not even 3 and you had to learn about isolation during a pandemic
We live in England now and things look sad. On the news, on the streets, in the shops. People are worried about the future and are afraid of not knowing how to make this stop. Yes, we too worry, but I want you to see beyond this, little one.
Find the good in everything that is happening. It only seems it isn’t there. You get to spend time with daddy now, he is home with us every day. And we’ll have fun together and wait for life to go back to the way it was.
And we do get to spend time with other people too, cause every week, at 8 o’clock, people across England gather around their windows to clap for doctors and all those who help us now when we need it the most. And it feels great to be together and share some hope and happiness
You’re not even 3 and you will soon learn the true beauty of people’s brains in times of great need.
It’s already been a few months since people started getting sick and things have changed so very quickly that many didn’t even have time to react. To all those that suffered and suffer, we send love.
Others send love too, but not only love, but they also help. Some others gather and work hard to make things better, to create and find solutions. It does seem like a great big game of puzzle, but there are still many more pieces to be found and put into place.
The beauty of being a grown-up doing puzzles however is that you always find ways to put all the pieces together.
And the harder the puzzle, the more creative adults become.
3 April 2020. A day like any other day, were it not for this. I will not even name it, I will simply say it’s a game that allows do-overs. Some time from now we’ll look back on this isolation time as a difficult game with rules to learn.
And I do hope that we will learn from it, learn to think hard about what is really important and get a do-over.
Fear not, little one, life is hard, but that is what makes it beautiful. And we become more beautiful with it.
P.S. Another simple way in which you could explain isolation and the pandemic to a child is through a social story. This social story is simple and the illustrations are child-friendly, so it will certainly help your child understand.
Hi. I am Monica, an experienced ESL teacher and early years student, mother to a preschooler and passionate reader.