There are many simple ways you can teach your kiddos important healthy habits that will keep them healthy both at school and at home.
Teach your kids about proper hand-washing. By teaching kids how to wash their hands properly -- especially after doing things such as blowing their noses or going to the bathroom -- you can greatly help them reduce the risk of getting sick. If you want some tips as to how to teach your child the proper way to wash their hands, click here.
Have them take care of their dolls as they would themselves. Have you ever watched as a child took care of an 18-inch doll or stuffed animal? The way they brush the doll's hair or tuck her in at night? Playing will dolls is a great way for a child to learn empathy, and having your child focus on keeping their doll healthy is a great way to instill healthy habits.
Focus on their immune systems. Make sure they are getting enough sleep, maintaining healthy diets, doing enough physical activities, and managing stress. Continue to remind them of the importance of all these things, allowing them to make decisions that stay in line with what they're taught.
Remind them of healthy habits. Some of these may be common sense to adults, but, for kids, not so much. Teach them not to touch their faces and not to share cups and utensils with friends at school. Other things like covering their mouths when they sneeze and remembering to wash their hands right after is very important as well. Click here for more healthy habits to teach your children.
Make sure they're getting enough sleep. Did you know that school age children should be getting anywhere from 9-11 hours each night? According to Sleep Advisor, this age group devotes a lot of extra time to cellphones, computers, the internet, and TV, resulting in a disrupted sleep schedule as is. Sleep is very essential for the well-being of children -- and adults too -- so a healthy, full bedtime schedule is a great way to keep healthy.
What ways do you make sure your children stay healthy?