Emma Watkins: How The Wiggles are responding to coronavirus

How The Wiggles are responding to coronavirus: Emma Watkins says the band is writing educational songs about hand washing and social distancing during the pandemic

By Jessamy Tredinnick For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 02:09 BST, 1 May 2020 | Updated: 04:12 BST, 1 May 2020

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Emma Watkins has explained how the popular children's group decided to create timely songs during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Wiggles recently released a single about hand washing in collaboration with UNICEF, as well as a song about social distancing.

The 30-year-old Yellow Wiggle revealed that many young children weren't able to understand the 'abstract concept' of social distancing.

Educational fun! The Wiggles' Emma Watkins (pictured) has explained how the popular children's group decided to create timely songs during the coronavirus pandemic

Educational fun! The Wiggles' Emma Watkins (pictured) has explained how the popular children's group decided to create timely songs during the coronavirus pandemic

'As adults, we know we need to stand a certain distance away from each other,' Emma told ET Canada on Thursday. 

'But generally if the children are being kept in isolation with their own family. They're already at home so that idea doesn't really apply to their own parents, for example, or their siblings. But social distancing for them really means not being able to see grandmother on the weekend.'

Simply titled Social Distancing, the song and accompanying clip featuring all four members of The Wiggles was released on YouTube in March.

'I'm so glad we ended up doing it': The Yellow Wiggle, 30, explained on ET Canada that many young children areable to understand the 'abstract concept' of social distancing

'I'm so glad we ended up doing it': The Yellow Wiggle, 30, explained on ET Canada that many young

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