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End your child’s Isolationwith

You Are Here Playdates!

  • 60-minute Virtual Reality Headset playdate in the safety of your own home
  • Fun: Kids talk, laugh, move about/explore, & play games: physical activity in a social setting
  • Safe: Each child participates from his/her respective home
  • Private: “Cloud playground” private setting - only your child and her friend(s) allowed! (up to 4)
  • COVID-free: Sanitized VR Headset delivered to and picked up from your home
  • Convenient: Schedule your own Date and Time

               “My Daughter LOVED it! We’re both fans!”

               “A million times better than anything on Zoom.”

               “This will save my kid’s sanity. And mine too.”

 

Games Kids can Play:

Basketball  Cornhole 
Twirling batons  Sparklers 
Trivia quiz  Roasting marshmallows 
TicTacToe  Throw balls through hoops 
Snowballs Fireworks
Play a colorful xylophone Building blocks and spheres in floating air
Velcro ball dart game Funhouse reverse mirror

 

 

How it works: 

  1. Select a friend of your child’s, arrange Playdate with her Parents, and choose a mutual date and time (same time/date, but at respective residences).
  2. Reserve online at www.Turnabout3D.com/book-a-playdate    You will enter both child’s names and Parents’ addresses (yours and theirs).
  3. A masked and gloved Driver will show up at your home 30-15 minutes before your scheduled session with one headset for you. Another Driver will deliver the headset for your child’s Playdate, at the address you provided for them.
  4. With your phone, scan the symbol on the headset case for a short instructional video, which you and your child should both watch. (how to adjust headset, use hand controllers, etc.)
  5. Adjust the headset for a proper fit on your child, and let them enjoy a fun, invigorating Playdate!
  6. After it’s finished, place the headset and hand controllers back in the carrying case. A masked and gloved Driver will be there within 15-45 minutes to pick it up.

 

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COVID Isolation is Harmful to Children, affects their brain development

 

“ . . . Children at risk of lasting psychological distress from coronavirus lockdown

Researchers Discover a Specific Brain Circuit, Damaged by Social Isolation during Childhood

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/09/health/Covid-toddlers-playdates.html?referringSource=articleShare

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7510529/

Social distancing and school closures are likely to result in increased loneliness in children and adolescents whose usual social contacts are curtailed by the disease containment measures. Loneliness is the painful emotional experience of a discrepancy between actual and desired social contact.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7267797/

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-toll-that-isolation-takes-on-kids-during-the-coronavirus-era-11592236617

https://www.hrw.org/news/2020/04/09/covid-19s-devastating-impact-children

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/10/parenting/only-child-virus-quarantine.html

Humans are "social animals," and the limitations placed on social interactions during the pandemic may harm mental health, particularly among children, they said.

Children who experience loneliness and isolation might be more likely to develop depression and other mental health problems, according to one review of 63 studies and more than 51,000 participants, published recently in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-06-home-pandemic-kids-mental-health.html

‘Children at risk of lasting psychological distress from coronavirus lockdown’: Save the Children

https://reliefweb.int/report/world/children-risk-lasting-psychological-distress-coronavirus-lockdown-save-children

https://www.kff.org/coronavirus-covid-19/issue-brief/the-implications-of-covid-19-for-mental-health-and-substance-use/

https://www.the-scientist.com/features/how-social-isolation-affects-the-brain-67701

the effect of social isolation or social distancing on wellbeing; increased anxiety, depression, stress, and other negative feelings; and concern about the practical implications of the pandemic response, including financial difficulties. The prospect of becoming physically unwell with COVID-19 ranked lower than these issues related to the social and psychological response to the pandemic

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366(20)30168-1/fulltext

“Social development has important impacts at all ages, but for the purposes of social distancing, the kids who are likely to suffer the most are in late childhood and adolescence,” Learmonth told Healthline.

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/social-distancing-effects-on-social-development

Researchers Discover a Specific Brain Circuit Damaged by Social Isolation During Childhood

https://www.mountsinai.org/about/newsroom/2020/researchers-discover-a-specific-brain-circuit-damaged-by-social-isolation-during-childhood

that the coronavirus will undo months of academic gains, leaving many students behind. The study authors project that students will start the new school year with an average of 66 percent of the learning gains in reading and 44 percent of the learning gains in math, relative to the gains for a typical school year. But the situation is worse on the reading front, as the researchers also predict that the top third of students will make gains, possibly because they’re likely to continue reading with their families while schools are closed, thus widening the achievement gap.

https://www.edutopia.org/article/covid-19s-impact-students-academic-and-mental-well-being

Wide-ranging research has shown that children who face adverse childhood experiences have higher risk for worsening chronic diseases, autoimmune diseases, asthma, depression, anxiety and substance abuse deep into adulthood, Burke Harris said. 

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-05-07/coronavirus-anxiety-children-long-term-mental-health-impacts

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/impacts-lockdown-mental-health-children-and-young-people

An article in The Wall Street Journal exposed the impact of pandemic-related social isolation on children and adolescents: “‘Of all age groups, this virus is probably more socially devastating to teens than any other group. They are bored and they are lonely,’ says Joseph P. Allen, a professor of psychology at the University of Virginia.”

https://fee.org/articles/social-isolation-is-damaging-an-entire-generation-of-kids/