Chances are your children are already aware of the coronavirus pandemic.

They may not know all the scary details but they know something is going on as they are home from school or daycare, they are not seeing their friends or their grandparents and they are being asked to wash their hands A LOT.

Yep, it’s a tough time for everyone at the moment and for parents, trying to explain why all these changes are happening it’s difficult.

Children may also be finding the concept of social distancing tricky to grasp.

But, help is here! Enter, The Wiggles with their brand new song, Social Distancing that covers off the big questions like why kids can’t visit their grandparents, why they need to wash their hands and has some top advice for kids who are missing out on their birthday party due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Announcing the song on their Facebook page and to Instagram, the group wrote:

“The Wiggles are here to help! The importance of staying home and social distancing doesn’t have to be a scary conversation. You can sing and dance along at home and become a hand washing hero!”

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The post was flooded with comments from thankful parents.

“Thank you! Social distancing is definitely hard for the kiddos to understand!” wrote one parent.

The Wiggles replied: “Definitely sounds like an abstract concept especially for little ones. We tried to focus on the positives :)”

“You all are so AMAZING!! Thank you for being a real everyday help to our littles!” commented another fan.

While one mum added: “Thank you The Wiggles a great help!! Trying to explain to my daughter who is celebrating her birthday this week has been made just that little bit easier.”

What is social distancing?
Social distancing in public means people:

  • stay at home unless it’s absolutely necessary
  • keep 1.5 metres away from others
  • avoid physical greetings such as handshaking, hugs and kisses
  • use tap and pay instead of cash
  • travel at quiet times and avoid crowds
  • avoid public gatherings and at risk groups
  • practise good hygiene