Staying Healthy in School

Staying healthy is one of the most important parts of a child’s success in school. These tips are fit for students of all ages, whether they are graduating high school or just starting kindergarten. If you are a parent, pass these tips along to your children to ensure a productive academic year.

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Wash Your Hands

No matter how clean a surface may look, germs are everywhere. If you touch your face after touching germy surfaces, you can get sick. Washing your hands with soap and water is key to removing germs and preventing the spread of illnesses. You should always wash your hands before eating, after using the restroom, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

Eat Well & Be Active

It is very important for children to maintain a healthy weight. Since most children consume almost half of their calories at school, parents should encourage a healthy diet and appropriate portions. Physical activity is another important part of staying healthy; it can even help reduce anxiety and help with a child’s focus. Children should get at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day, so get moving!

Cool Down

As a parent, learn how to recognize, prevent, and treat heat-related illness and keep these tips in mind when your child is having fun outdoors:

  • Pace outdoor activities, starting slowly
  • Apply sunscreen and reapply as needed
  • Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate; muscle cramping may be an early sign of heat-related illness
  • Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing

Plan for Emergencies

Have an emergency care plan written down and practice it before your child heads back to school each year. Include medicines or any assistive devices that may be used by your child. Discuss potential emergencies with your child’s teacher as well as how to prepare for them.

Stay Connected

The level of connectedness that a child feels to school and family can have a big influence on their lives that continues into adulthood. Form a relationship in which your child feels a sense of belonging with you as a parent. Those with higher levels of connectedness are less likely to experience adverse health outcomes in adulthood.

Children’s World

At Children’s World Learning Center, we know that the early years of life matter because early experiences affect the brain. As a child’s brain grows, the quality of the experiences that a child has creates either a sturdy or fragile foundation for all of the development and behaviors that follow. Parents want to make educated choices for their families, and getting things right the first time is better than trying to fix them later.

Scientific research has shown that the most important components of a high-quality program are the educational levels of staff and the activities that occur on a daily basis with children. That’s why here at Children’s World Learning Center, we strive to deliver the highest quality childcare in Greenville NC. Contact us today!


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