"kids are also absorbing what’s going on"
Kareena Kapoor Khan has revealed the details of a conversation she and husband Saif Ali Khan had with their son Taimur about Covid-19.
According to Kareena, she spoke to her four-year-old son about the importance of Covid-19 vaccines, as India battles a deadly second wave.
The actress also explained the importance of getting vaccinated with a Tom and Jerry video.
She posted the cartoon to her Instagram account on Thursday, April 29, 2021.
The video likens Tom to Covid-19 and shows him aiming his rifle at Jerry, who is compared to the immune system.
Then, baby elephant Jumbo, disguised to look like a larger version of Jerry, stands behind him, imitating the effect of the first vaccination dose.
Jumbo’s mother appears after, disguised as an even larger version of Jerry, acting as the effect of the second dose.
Looking at the three of them, Tom runs away in fear.
The video provides an easy way to explain the importance of Covid-19 vaccinations to children.
In her caption, Kareena Kapoor Khan encourages people to educate their children about Covid-19 and urges everyone to get their vaccine.
Kareena captioned the post:
“We don’t realise that our kids are also absorbing what’s going on and they are scared too.
“We were talking to Tim to try and explain why all the adults need to be vaccinated and I think this sums it up pretty well. It’s really that simple.
“But like we explain to our kids, we too need to be patient and help everyone who is trying to help us – medics, pharma, authorities and the millions of volunteers – please register and wait for your turn.
Comments flooded Kareena’s post praising her for the child-friendly approach to Covid-19 education.
One said: “What a brilliant way of putting it across.”
Another wrote: “Beautifully expressed. Stay safe.”
Kareena Kapoor Khan has frequently been encouraging people to protect themselves and others from Covid-19.
In a previous Instagram post from Wednesday, April 28, 2021, the actress said:
“It’s unimaginable for me to know that there are still many people who do not understand the gravity of the situation our country is in.
“The next time you step out, or wear your mask under your chin, or flour the rules; spare a thought for our doctors and medical staff.
“They are at breaking point both mentally and physically. Each one of you reading this is responsible for breaking the chain.
“Now more than ever, India needs you.”
Kareena Kapoor Khan is yet to receive her first Covid-19 vaccine dose. However, her husband Saif Ali Khan has reportedly had both doses.
Vaccinations will be available for all Indians above the age of 18 from Saturday, May 1, 2021.