Believe it or not, cold weather is on the horizon. With the kids back in school and the weather change in full spring, your child is at a higher risk for catching a cold! We want all our kiddos at Fun-E Farm to have a fun, yet clean and germ-free experience. Here’s a few tips for keeping your child healthy this fall!
- Wash your hands. Remind your kids to wash hands regularly. Use warm, soapy water; make it fun by telling them to scrub while singing the alphabet!
- Don’t share. While this is against our moral code for the young ones, but there are certain things not meant to be shared. For instance, teach them not to share water bottles, earphones, hats, lip balms, etc.
- Cover sneezes and coughs. The ole trick…sneeze and cough into your elbows, not your hands!
- Keep your hands away from your face. Many children like to bite their nails, rub their eyes, suck their thumbs, pick their nose, etc. This is a major cause of sickness. As a helpful tip, try making a rewards chart. For example, if they go a week without sucking their thumb, reward them with an ice cream trip! Here’s a few printable reward charts, made by Supernanny herself and designed according to age!
- Skip the water fountain. It’s incredible how many germs lay in the water fountain. Use water bottles if possible. If not, make sure your child knows not to put their mouth on the spigot.
- Eat your veggies and fruits! A nutritious diet is key to boosting your immune system.
- Get some Zzz’s! According to the CDC, children the age of 3-5 need 11-13 hours of sleep, and children 5-10 need 10-11 hours of sleep a night. This will also help boost their immune system.
- Get the flu shot. This is a must, no other comments needed!
- Stay home. If your child does get sick, keep them home. Especially at a place like Fun-E Farm, we don’t want to spread the sickness around!
You know what else helps boost the immune system? Exercise! And with the cold weather ahead, Fun-E Farm is the perfect place to bring the kids for some after-school exercise and social activity. Check out our hours; and we have a new Little Piggy Play area designed for children 5 an under!