Face Covering Tips for Toddlers
We know wearing a face covering can be challenging so we created a list of things we have seen work at the museum, in our preschool, and for our staff’s families.
Ways to prepare your child:
- Practice wearing a face covering at home for short amounts of time, preferably while doing something else fun and distracting like playing a favorite game or watching a show.
- Read BADM’s Social Story: prepare your child for the whole experience
- Find a book:
- Lucy’s Mask by Lisa Sirkis Thompson
- Smiling From Ear to Ear: Wearing Masks While Having Fun by Kaitlyn Chu
- Let’s Talk About Masks: A Children’s Book and Conversation Starter for Parents by Sara Jo Walker
- Children choose: Let your child pick their own face covering in fun patterns or colors.
- Dress up: Let them put a face covering on their favorite doll or stuffed animal
- Incentives: Small things like stickers can help motivate them to keep on their mask
- Modelling: Point out other adults and children in face covering when you are out
- Take a Break: Let your child know that if they need a face covering break at the museum, they can step outside BADM, take a break, then come back to play!
Thank you for helping us keep BADM a safe place to visit!