- Playdates are also canceled during the coronavirus outbreak, leaving two English toddlers missing a friend from next door.
- Their mom came up with the idea of cutting a hole out of the wooden fence in between their backyards and installing a transparent window for her two kids to see their friend.
- The project was a success — playdates are back in session.
Playdates between the children who live next door from each other in England resume after one of the moms converted a section of their wooden fence into a Perspex window.
Arlo and Arabella Devonport, three and two years old, could not play with Leo Adlington who lives next door to their house in Wakefield, Yorkshire. This is after the community quarantine was implemented in their neighborhood.
Amy Vickers came up with the idea of cutting a hole out of the wooden fence in between their backyards and installing a transparent window for her two kids to see their friend. This prepared an arrangement wherein the kids can again play together while observing social distancing rules.
“Arlo and Arabella have been finding it hard not seeing anyone during lockdown,” Amy said. “It got to the point where they were climbing on top of the rabbit cage that we have next to the fence so they could see over it into the neighbor’s garden—which is clearly dangerous.
She requested permission from the next-door neighbors to cut out sections of the wooden fence, intending to prevent the children from climbing the second time.
“We decided to make them a little window so they would be able to stand there and see their friend next door,” she said.
The moms set to work, measuring the fence for the Perspex panel. The fence panel was cut with a circular saw, before drilling holes in each corner for the screws that would hold the glass panel in place. The project was finished without a hitch and in no time, the kids could play together again!
“We also bought wipe board markers so they now draw pictures on it and we’ve been teaching them to play naughts and crosses on it as well.”
The project was a success. “The kids are at the window all day every day when we are at home so I guess they love it!” Amy said.
This is just one of the many inspiring stories about how people are connecting with others during this virus outbreak.
Source: Good News Network