Skip Nav

Dad's Hack For Getting Kids to Practice Wearing Face Masks

This Dad's Brilliant Hack For Teaching Kids to Wear Face Masks Is Beyond Easy

Like many parents, Leland Schipper, a high school maths teacher from Iowa, is worried his son will struggle to wear a mask in the classroom. Rather than forcing his son to wear a face covering all day, Leland opted to get his son to wear his mask regularly by requiring it during screen time. He recently shared his promising idea to Facebook, and by the looks of the comments section, other parents plan to try it out.

"For parents worried their kids won't be able to wear masks for long periods of time this Fall, try this rule for your last few weeks of summer: You're only allowed screen time if you're wearing a mask," he wrote. "Either they will acclimate quickly, or you'll get them off devices for the last weeks of their summer. I've got my money on them acclimating and your kid's teacher having a much easier first week of school."

Pretty clever, eh? Families who are looking to stock up on masks for back-to-school season can check out this list of reusable face mask options or score some of Crayola's colourful face coverings.

More from POPSUGAR
From Our Partners
Can Wearing a Mask Make You Immune to Getting COVID-19?
Barbie Bakes Cookbook For Kids
What Are the Different Styles of Homeschooling?
What It Was Like Moving My Young Family In With My Parents
Why Teachers Should Say "Grownups" Instead of "Mom and Dad"
Hilary Duff Children’s Book Details | My Little Brave Girl
Check Out the 6 Books That Inspired Netflix's Enola Holmes
Gwyneth Paltrow on Coparenting Kids With Chris Martin
9 Foods That Help Kids Get a Better Night's Sleep
How to Style a Face Mask Chain
Inflatable Halloween Costumes For Kids To Social Distance
How to Teach Kids Digital Literacy
Latest Parenting