One of the weirder aspects of social distancing is that your kids may suddenly have more scheduled Zoom meetings than you do. As you might have experienced from your own FaceTime happy hours or digital meetings, the virtual format can be a little hard to navigate (someone is talking while on mute, another person is frozen mid-sip of wine, and your internet connection is randomly unstable). But if you follow the experts' advice on how to have a Zoom playdate, this platform can provide a fun way for kids to catch-up from a safe distance (you can’t just dump out the Lego and Barbie bin and hope for the best, like you would in-person).
With in-person playdates and birthday parties cancelled, everyone's a little starved for human connection these days. It's heartbreaking to see your child miss their pals and not be able to offer any concrete information on when they'll see them again. Whether it's doing a project together, engaging in a virtual art or movement class, or even sitting together to work on some homework, virtual playdates can be almost as good as the real thing, plus your kiddo can have one in their PJs. Read on for five tips for a tantrum-free Zoom playdate.