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Guidelines That Parents of Differently-Abled Children Need To Follow Amid The Coronavirus Pandemic
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Guidelines That Parents of Differently-Abled Children Need To Follow Amid The Coronavirus Pandemic

It is no secret that Coronavirus is rapidly spreading across the globe. To break the concatenation of the virus, multiple countries have implemented curfew (A.K.A. Lockdown). Earlier this week, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced a complete shutdown of the country for the next 21 days to stop the virus from spreading more further.

Staying in your houses can be a tough job because after you are done with all your work, you get bored and can't understand what you can do to keep yourself occupied.

Staying home with the kids is not easy because engaging them in something is tough. Especially parents who have children with disabilities have difficulties on the next level.

Unlike normal kids, most of the children with disabilities do not have online study sessions to keep them busy.

For children with disabilities, the parents have to go out their way and find activities to keep the kids engaged says, the Principal of Navajeevan Special School, Kochi, Shiny Vinson.

"This is the time to teach them new things while at home. Find out their interest and motivate them to do better. Readout storybooks to them. They can even study the mathematical tables in a fun way. Teach them new spellings and games. Also, let them participate in household work. Parents must be patient and let them do activities. In case they are doing outdoor games, parents must be vigilant," Shiny added.

If you want to keep your kids safe from coronavirus the best option is basic hygiene. The parents should make sure that the kids are washing their hands for at least 20 seconds using hand-wash or soaps, brush teeth at least three times a day, wash mouth after feeding, keep nails clean, and have a bath daily.

Coronavirus easily infections people who have less immunity and children with disabilities are the ones who have a lesser amount of immunity. Since parents should provide children with foods that can boost immunity in them. They should add a good amount of fruits and vegetables into their diet.

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