The final school bell has rung, the pencils and notebooks are packed away and the kids are ready for some summer fun! Children love the hot summer months, because they provide the perfect opportunity to spend lots of time outside. Whether it’s swimming in the pool, hiking through the woods, taking long walks, or going for a bike ride, there is something for everyone, no matter how young or old. As the Summer season begins remember the importance of water safety & sun screen. Here are a few reminders as you take your family on vacation or just a family outing around the town.
Adult supervision is of paramount importance. Parents need to focus on their children 100% of the time. No distractions!
Practice “touch supervision” (a term used by the American Academy of Pediatrics). This means that at all times, the supervising adult is within an arm’s length of the child being watched, when near or in the water. Remember, no child or adult is “drown proof.”
Avoid sun exposure during peak sun hours (10 AM – 6 PM).
Wear protective clothing and a wide brimmed hat and sunglasses (with 99-100% UV protection).
Sunscreen is a must (on sunny and cloudy days)! Look for products with UVA and UVB protection and an SPF of at least 15 (according to the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Association of Dermatology).
Sunscreen should be applied liberally 30 minutes before going out in the sun, and reapplied every two hours or sooner if swimming, sweating or toweling off.
Reminder : This month will be celebrating Father’s Day. On Friday, June 13, 2014 (times vary at each location) we will be inviting all the dads to honor them for all they do by joining us for Donuts For Dad!