Greenwich Police are helping unite Greenwich neighborhoods amid the COVID-19 crisis with a fun and safe “bear hunt.”
“We all are ‘Staying Safe and Staying Home,’ thank you for that,” Police said. “However, this doesn’t mean we need to be locked away.”
Police encourage residents to get outside to take a walk while practicing proper social distancing.
“It’s good for everyone, especially our children. Let’s take a tip from other towns around the country and start a ‘Bear Hunt,'” they said, noting that across the country neighborhoods are taking a page from Michael Rosen’s and Helen Oxenbury’s 1989 children’s book, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt and placing teddy bears or other stuffed animals in the windows of their homes.
Parents take their children out for a walk and look in windows for the bears and stuffed animals in something like a scavenger hunt.
“Just because we are all shuttered away, doesn’t mean we can’t have fun,” Police said on Facebook where they posted photos of stuffed animals in their lobby windows.
Police also shared a link to a list of on-line educational sites for kids.