School is considered a safe place for children to learn and grow, but it can also be a place where they pick up germs. While spending a majority of the day in classrooms with other children, germs can easily be transferred from one person to another. Make sure to teach your kids healthy habits to keep them feeling good throughout the year.
Washing your hands is one of the best ways to keep yourself healthy and prevent the spread of germs and illness. Teach your children proper hand-washing techniques and inform them of the importance of washing after using the bathroom, blowing their nose, and before eating. Make them aware of the fact that not only is this habit important at school, but everywhere, including at home. Proper hand washing will help kids reduce their risk of getting sick and keep them from infecting others.
Getting enough sleep is a huge part of staying healthy. It is important for your child’s physical and emotional health, but it can also play a huge part in how well they do in school. When bedtime rolls around, limit electronic stimulants and keep sneaky caffeines out of their diet before bed. Caffeine can appear in chocolate, bottled tea, and some non-cola sodas.
Breakfast truly is the most important meal of the day for kids in school. Provide them with a balanced breakfast each day, consisting of protein and complex carbohydrates, which has been shown to be important for brain function and steady energy levels.
Prevent Cold & Flu
Similar to hand washing, your child needs to know what to do to prevent colds, flu, and other infections. Remind them not to touch their face, including their eyes, nose, and mouth, and don’t share eating utensils. Teach them how to cough and sneeze into their elbow or into a tissue.
Boost Immune System
Keep your family’s immune system strong to keep illnesses at bay during the school year. Make sure the kids get enough sleep and physical activity, maintain a healthy diet, manage stress, and wash their hands.
During the school year, many things can add stress to a child’s daily life, whether it be homework, tests, friends, sports, etc. Whatever the case may be, stress can negatively impact kids’ health. Find out how to spot symptoms of stress in your child as well as ways to manage it.
Walton Academy is always striving to provide a consistent, nurturing and innovative environment for our students. We understand that early childhood education plays a large role in your child’s development, so we ensure they receive a high-quality education. With small classrooms and highly qualified teachers, you can be sure your child will receive individualized instruction, character education, and social-emotional habits.
Walton Academy firmly believes that an environment with minimal distractions is key to student success. To achieve an optimal learning environment and experience, we require each child to undergo our enrollment screening process. During our enrollment screening process, students are observed and assessed academically, behaviorally, and socially. Our enrollment screening ensures that our classroom environment remains focused and that each student can excel and reach their full potential. Contact us today to learn more!