Summer Safety Tips

The excitement of a “semi-normal” summer is here, but do you know how to ensure the safety of your children and yourself?

How about how to have fun but also accommodate to Covid-19? Below are some tips and recommendations researched by the Learning Ladder Academy management team to ensure all parents are supplied with helpful ideas!

Sunny days spent outside, playing sports, swimming, and even taking long walks are full of fun and making memories. During this time try not to forget to:

  • Keep yourself and your children hydrated. To do this, water is the best choice of beverage, paired with fruit and vegetables. Foods like, watermelon, strawberries, grapefruit, peaches, eggplants, and spinach are great to snack on.
  • Protect your skin against the strong sun rays by wearing a high SPF sunscreen. Reapply sunscreen often especially if you are sweating or participating in water activities.
  • Try to stay in the shade during high peak hours like 11:00 am – 4:00 pm when the sun is at its’ highest point.
  • Poolside/Water safety is a top priority to keep an eye on children. Drowning is the #1 killer of children ages 1-4. To stay safe, flip over inflatable pools when not in use to prevent unwanted use and rainwater from building up. Make sure when children are participating in water activities a responsible adult is always supervising kiddos.
  • To prevent overheating, dress your children in light-colored, loose-fitting clothing. Any dark color will attract the sun.
    Keep the bug spray around! Pesky bug sprays should be at least 20% DEET as per CDC recommendations.

Covid-19 Summer Reminders from the CDC:

  • Continue to wear masks besides for certain settings or activities, such as eating, drinking, or swimming.
  • Masks should be worn properly, covering nose and mouth.
  • Wash hands regularly and cover coughs/sneezes.
  • Continue to practice social distancing as in 6 feet from strangers and 3 feet from “Cohorts” (groups of people that stay together often like tee ball teams, swim class attendees, or summer camp groups.)
  • Steer clear of attending peak times at beaches or community pools.

Have a fun and SAFE summer!

*All the information collected for this blog was found from the following resources:

These websites supply accurate, helpful, and up-to-date information on various topics regarding children.

Visit this article by the CDC for tons of helpful information.

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