Wearing Masks: A Dr. Seuss Approach
When and where to wear!
Check out the following rhyme with a Dr. Seuss flare! A fun way to help kids comprehend the wearing of masks! They get confused with covered faces and the distancing in our world today. A poem can explain that in this season a mask keeps them safe and protects others.
While important to breathe in fresh air! There is a need to teach kids that, for now, we need to create some distance when in larger groups. To make it a little less daunting, try using this fun poem to start a conversation.
Children get it, with less argument, when led by example. Teach them that fun and safety is the goal! Let our response be positive and remember to choose kindness. Help them see we are better when working together to find solutions. This is a simple task to move forward. When asked, please wear the mask!
I hope this helps some of the confusion this is a fun way to teach the kids.
Wearing Masks a Dr. Seuss Approach:
Do I wear it in the car?
No, you don’t wear it in a car
Do I wear it on a hike?
No, you don’t wear it on a hike.
Do I wear it on my bike?
No need to wear it on your bike.
Do I wear it if I can?
Yes, in groups where many stand.
Do I wear them here or there?
Yes, if spraying in the air.
Not in a car.
Not on a hike.
But where groups stand.
And if you can!
Do I wear it on a plane?
Yes, space is tight.
Though it’s a pain.
Do I wear them all the time?
Use your head.
And you’ll be fine.
Do people need to be so - mean?
No, they don’t, just be a team.
Can we get into some trouble?
Yes, the consequence is sometimes double.
Do you think that this is fair?
No, but this will pass with care.
Do I wear it at my school?
Well, anywhere, that it’s the rule.
See, social distance is the plan,
6ft apart as best you can.
We must do this for a while.
Even though it is a trial.
For those places far apart.
No need to wear it from the start.
But have one in your pocket, please.
In case, your body wants to sneeze.
Do it so we can move on.
Do it so this won't take long.
But remember who you are.
Love the people near and far.
We do not need them all the time.
We do not need them everywhere.
Remember that we will be fine.
Just educate for when to wear!
Just for a while longer hang in there!
Hope this helps!
I hope this helps explain some confusion about masks. The world is re-opening! There is a kind way of sharing a point. I tried and use a Dr. Seuss infused approach. I have lived well for years with a compromised immune system. By taking precautions and enjoying life, and I know, we can get back to living. But just like anything, there is a phase of change. Wearing a mask is what we need to do for now. Be a part of the solution and we will get through this season together.
Mask up - when in larger groups and/or if compromised.
Wear them in hospitals and or public transportation.
Use them in public places and if ill.
6 feet apart is the rule for now. Wear a mask where it’s posted.
If we follow the guidelines, will get there together
Show kindness to others.
We don’t need people to be nasty about this mask situation. Rather encourage one another to follow the rules until they change. Some will be violent and disruptive in the community, and this makes it worse for everyone. Let’s engage in peaceful conversations about how to get back to life. Everyone is emotional about losses and tough life situations. We get it! I promise we do! As kind people living in a crisis. The way to heal is by loving one another, trusting, and trying to act according to the Love Letter God gave us.
© 2020 Kathy Henderson