Here in Boston we are in full-force of our winter weather months. Even though there is little snow on the ground and warmer weather than usual doesn’t mean temperatures won’t drop as we head in to the month of February. Tartt’s Teachers and Administration want to offer a few helpful hints to help keep your children healthy for the remainder of winter.
- Keep your routine—children work best under routines and are set up for success staying in same routines at home and at school. It is important to try to keep consistent meal times, play time and bed times to help children stay in a successful rhythm.
- Bundle Up, Go Outside and Stay Active! Even though it’s chilly outside—take advantage of sunny days and head to the park. Being active year round and being active during winter months will help children improve their immune systems. With shorter days, it’s important for everyone to try to catch some sunshine and boost Vitamin D before warmer weather arrives.
- Hand washing is one of the most effective ways to to keep children from getting sick and spreading unwanted illnesses. Hand washing helps to keep a clean classroom, school, and home for children. A helpful hint to wash hands thoroughly is to pick a short song and sing or hum while washing hands. Don’t forget to wash under finger nails and to dry hands completely to keep from spreading unwanted germs.
- Stay hydrated! Keeping fluids in your child’s system helps fight off colds and viruses. During winter months, it is easy to slack on fluid intake but it’s important to remember to offer water during all meals to keep fluid intake up.
- To help keep Tartt’s classrooms and school a healthy environment, please remember that if your child isn’t feeling well or doesn’t seem like himself, keep your child home. We understand it is hard for parents to take a sick day, but this will ultimately help maintain a healthy lifestyle for your family and help keep our classrooms and Tartt’s schools a healthy place for children.
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