Water Play is a great way for you and the children to keep cool this summer while playing outdoors. Moreover, water play is a great way to enhance the outdoor experience for young children in your care.
According to Safe Kids USA, “A child should never be unsupervised in or near water, even shallow wading pools. There are many precautions parents and caregivers can take to keep children safe around water.”
Today I am going to share with you seven ways to keep children safe around water:
- Avoid the use of wading pools and field trips to public pools. As a safe alternative, choose to turn on the sprinklers for water fun in the back yard.
- If you have a pool in your back yard, Install four-sided isolation fencing at least 5 feet high, equipped with self-closing and self-latching gates, around home swimming pools.
- During water fun, keep the infants in play pens or hold them during water play.
- Be sure that the children feet and shoes are dry before returning inside your home to prevent falls.
- Keep rescue equipment, a telephone and emergency numbers by the pool
- Do not allow older children to swim without adult supervision.
- It is vital that you are CPR/First Aid Certified!
Have a Safe and Fun Summer!
For more Summer Program tips, be sure to check out the Summer Program Planning eGuide.
Source:Divine Health by Dr. Don Colbert
One of my goals as a Child Care Business Owner is to maintain a healthy and safe environment for young children. This is one of the reasons why I follow weekly health tips by Dr. Don Colbert.
Also, spring is a great time to review your health & safety practices or better yet….incorporate some new spring cleaning strategies.
Today I am going to share with you five of the Dos and Don’t of Spring Cleaning tips that has been recommended by Dr. Colbert in his article “Spring Cleaning Dos and Don’ts You Might Not Know.”
Do Clean your air with House Plants. *** Be sure to check to see that plants are not poisonous.
Don’t- use synthetic lawn care chemicals. The toxins in synthetic lawn care chemicals can make their way into your home daycare or center through the windows and through the soles of shoes.
Don’t Use Air Fresheners. The cleanest and safest odor is no odor at all.
Do reduce allergens. Switch to hard surface floors like tile and hardwood. Remove curtains and use easy-to-dust blinds for window coverings.
Don’t use conventional pesticides and herbicides in your garden. They leave toxic residues on your food, and dangerous chemicals from fertilizer can get soaked up into the food through the roots. Use natural ways to protect your garden from bugs.
Read Dr. Colbert’s entire article for more tips. Click here I would love to read your feedback about this post. What do you think about the spring cleaning dos and don’t in this post? Feel free to share your spring cleaning tips!
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