If you take off the mask at the nursery… Expert “Balancing Childcare and Infection Prevention” September 17, 5:00 a.m.
In order to prevent the infection of the new coronavirus, while wearing a mask continues even in the field of child care, “I am worried that the mouth and facial expression of the nursery teacher will not be shown at the time of remembering the language, and it will not affect growth.” Experts say, “We want you to judge the necessity of wearing a mask one by one based on the content of childcare, and to achieve both childcare and infection control.”
At Nagaoka Eastern Nursery School in Nankoku City, Kochi Prefecture, all nursery teachers have been wearing masks since spring with an emphasis on infection prevention.
However, I feel that the child’s child’s education has been affected by the continued in which the expressions and mouths of nursery teachers are not shown in various situations, such as reading picture books. Specifically, even if the nursery teacher speaks to them, their facial expressions may be poor and their response may be slow.
For this reason, in the nursery school, especially in the class of 0-year-olds who feel that the influence of the mask is large, some nursery teachers have begun to try to put on a face shield, and the expression of the children has been alive.
The nursery teacher said happily, “When I was wearing a mask, I always looked at me with a look at me, but with Face Shield, I had a better smile than before.”
In response to the request of the nursery school, Dr. Kiyoshi Yoshikawa, chairman of the Kochi Prefectural Council for Infectious Disease Control and a pediatrician, visited the site to see how to promote childcare so that masks do not affect children’s children’s education.
Dr. Yoshikawa, who heard the voice of the nursery teacher and saw the scene, said, “If the child’s face is not visible by wearing a mask, there is a possibility that the child’s growth will be affected,” and then, “If wearing a mask is a higher priority in terms of child care, it is no use removing the mask after taking measures, such as taking measures such as taking a distance from the child. In addition, I would like you to judge the necessity of wearing a mask one by one depending on the content of the child care, such as using a face shield that covers the bottom of the face, and to achieve both childcare and infection control.”