It turns out that being able to see other people’s faces is important to child development. From Paul Joseph Watson at summit.news:
Infants have “been unable to see lip movements or mouth shapes as regularly.”
Lockdown restrictions, including adults wearing face masks, has left a generation of babies and toddlers struggling with speech and social skills, according to an official report.
Inspectors working for Ofsted found that infants being surrounded by adults wearing face masks for significant periods of time over the last two years has damaged their learning and communication abilities.
Those turning two “will have been surrounded by adults wearing masks for their whole lives and have therefore been unable to see lip movements or mouth shapes as regularly,” the report found.
“Some providers have reported that delays to children’s speech and language development have led to them not socialising with other children as readily as they would have expected previously,” it added.
The restrictions also left toddlers struggling with crawling, using the toilet independently and making friends.