‘How can children be reminded of the horrors of the coronavirus in their minds and the shock of spending so much time at home?’ What is the best way to use your time? ‘ Due to the potential risk of coronavirus, how to keep children engaged in a positive and creative way at home during the ongoing lockdown has become a matter of common interest.
The questions of Kavita Adhikari and Shila Sapkota are also arising in the minds of other parents. Responding to the question, Dr. Arun Kunwar, a child psychiatrist at Kanti Children’s Hospital in Maharajgunj, said, “Tell the truth about the infection and avoid unnecessary news and rumors in the unofficial media.”
The National Campaign for the Peace of Children (JCP), a network of organizations working in the field of child rights, connected expert Dr. Kunwar and parents through the social network ‘Facebook Live’.
At the same time, the mental health department of the hospital also informed that it will provide inquiries, counseling, or treatment services to any child from 9 am to 5 pm in case of stress or mental problems. Dr. Kunwar said that 9808522410 is available for contact in case of any emergency.
Dr. Kunwar said that it is natural for a person to be stressed, anxious and restless when he is alone for a long time or during an epidemic, so he can keep his mind in the right place by keeping himself busy. He said, ‘We can spend time doing something creative. We can play with children in groups. Sleeping, eating, playing, entertaining, doing yoga can be busy with regular planning.
Dr. Kunwar said, ‘We have survived because of the woodcut. We had not been able to live in the same place for so long. This is an opportunity. ‘ He suggested spending time playing Lundo and Chess instead of hanging out on electronic content and social media. The life was watched by a thousand people in an hour and 38 people responded positively.
Chairman of the CJP, Narendra Dangol, urged the parents to stay away from the media and news on social media as it would affect the minds of the children during the epidemic. According to Madhu Dawadi, program coordinator of CJP, the campaign is preparing to present a pediatric and psychiatric as well as an online teaching instructor one day away from the lockdown period.
The Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology and its subordinate bodies have also been emphasizing online education and reference materials in view of the long vacation.
Nepal Teachers Federation, National Campaign for Education (NCE) Nepal, Private and Residential Organization (PABSON), National Private and Residential Schools Association (NPABSON), Shared E-Party (E-Library), Factory, Midas, etc. are also online for this period. They have started practicing in the digital version of the course and reading material through the medium.