Social isolation describes the absence of social contact with other people or children outside the family household. Currently, enforced social isolation is due to restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, children have stayed at home for three to four months without physical contact with relatives and friends. Parents and siblings have provided the main outlet that the under-fives need for social interaction.
Parents of a single child under five years of age may feel concerned about the effect of social isolation on their child’s social and emotional wellbeing. However, research shows that the parent-child relationship is the most important factor during the pre-school years. Most experts agree that the social development of young children takes place within the family.
For the full article click follow this link: The Effect of Social Isolation on the Under-fives.pdf
By Dr Lin Day (founder of Baby Sensory, Hello Baby, and Toddler Sense)