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In the South American country, Argentina clowns are now working in hospitals. To this end, a regulation has been issued stating that every hospital must employ a clown. This may sound a bit crazy to you kids, but it has a first background.
Laughter Is Considered The Best Medicine
Maybe your parents or grandparents have told you that laughter is the best medicine. Even if this may sound a bit exaggerated, a good mood makes people feel better. People who laugh a lot are in most cases healthier than those who are always in a bad mood. This is exactly what the politicians in Argentina have now thought. They have therefore decided that a clown must work in every hospital.
Clowns Are Primarily Intended For Children
The clowns are supposed to take care of the sick children in the hospital. Especially for children, it is not easy when they have to lie in the hospital without their parents. To the pain because of the illness comes then very often still Homesickness in addition. This is exactly what the clowns are supposed to prevent and cheer up the children with their jokes and make them laugh. Here in Germany, many large hospitals already have such clowns, who are also called clinic clowns. They give balloons to the children, make jokes, sing songs with the children or just listen to their worries. However, this is a voluntary action of the hospital and is not a duty, as now in Argentina.
Explanation Of The Difficult Words:
Argentina is a state in South America. Argentina is the eighth-largest country in the world and the second-largest in the continent of South America. The state has a population of about 43 million inhabitants.
Homesickness is called the longing in a foreign country and you want to be back home quickly. Homesickness occurs most often in children, but adults also suffer from it.
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