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Social Distancing Hats

People everywhere are getting creative with ways to enforce the social distancing standards recommended by health organizations around the world. One town, Hangzhou, China, has elected to send kids back to school. In order to promote the 6 feet of social distance for children, they have designed a hat that measures 1 meter across.
 
 
Sure, this might not be the whole 6 feet of distance being promoted but it does address a question a lot of people are having:
How do we help children understand how to maintain a safe social distance? 
 
Heck, it's hard as adults to truly understand how far 6 feet is and frankly, it's farther than you would think (enter Social Stick). This school has come up with a creative way to visualize that social distance and what's even cuter, a lot of kids are electing to decorate their hats with everything from construction paper birds and leaves to balloons and googly eyes.
  
Photo by New York Daily News. 

 

Even cooler, this concept for distancing hats isn't new according to Eileen Chengyin Chow (@chowleen) in this tweet about a practice during the Song Dynasty time period:

"The long horizontal plumes on Song Dynasty toppers were supposedly to prevent officials from conspiring sotto voce with one another while at court—so social distancing was in fact their original function!" - Eileen Chow

We're all just trying to make some sense out of these times and this story especially warmed our hearts. 
You can read the whole story, here

 

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The Social Stick - 6 Feet Of Social Distance (Ships Free)

Love it

I really love the product it’s a polite way of telling people to back up lol . I also love the design very stylish! Thank you so much

Bought for Fun

I bought these with the intention of being a gag gift. It has brought several hours of fun and laughter with the people who bought it. Easily expands and I love the soft grips on it, making it easier to grip.

Social Stick Works Great

I work at a school district and when I found the Social Stick, I was thrilled. We needed a tool to measure all of the classrooms at the District and they are perfect for the job. I love that they collapse to a smaller size to carry or keep in your desk. Good job! Thank you!!

The Social Stick - 6 Feet Of Social Distance (Ships Free)