COVID_19 The Importance of young children making virtual connections

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"Children are grieving the loss of their past lives. Although in lockdown, it is still important to encourage children to interact socially.

 

"From a child's perspective, friendships provide moments of being together, where secrets, stories and interests are shared. Friends learn collectively and support each other in varied ways. All  of the learning and development together with friends is missing while in lockdown.

 

"Virtual playdates in times of COVID19 provide a space for children to build on common knowledge about the world they are now living within. Parental support for children is very important for building friendships in both the virtual and real worlds."

Period6 May 2020

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  • TitleCOVID-19: The importance of young children making virtual connections
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletMonash Lens
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size600 words
    CountryAustralia
    Date6/05/20
    DescriptionIn this brief article, we outline the importance of parents supporting children to have virtual playdates during lockdown.

    "Children are grieving the loss of their past lives. Although in lockdown, it is still important to encourage children to interact socially.

    "From a child's perspective, friendships provide moments of being together, where secrets, stories and interests are shared. Friends learn collectively and support each other in varied ways. All of the learning and development together with friends is missing while in lockdown.

    "Virtual playdates in times of COVID19 provide a space for children to build on common knowledge about the world they are now living within. Parental support for children is very important for building friendships in both the virtual and real worlds."
    Producer/AuthorGloria Quinones & Megan Adams
    URLhttps://lens.monash.edu/2020/05/06/1380266/covid-19-the-importance-of-young-children-becoming-virtual-friends
    PersonsGloria Quinones Goytortua, Megan Adams