Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2btS6aQRtU

Share this video with families and guide them through the conversations and activities below.

Before Viewing: Explain to your child that together you’ll watch this video to see one way Samuel and Julia safely say hello to their dad without touching.

During Viewing: Pause if your child has questions, and talk together about what you’re seeing. Ask, “What do you notice that’s the same in our own family? What’s different?”

After Viewing: Practice ways you can show affection without touching such as waving, sharing a silly dance, or giving “air-fives.” You might invite children to draw pictures or make decorations to greet their loved one each day. You might even help children find a comfort item or pillow to hug, like Samuel and Julia do.