As I look outside my office window, I see a bright sunny day that lets me believe that the long, cold, wet spring is almost over. With that in mind, it’s time for us to head to the great outdoors, and get our kids outside. Let’s turn off our televisions and put away those IPads, IPods, Xbox games and get physically moving!
Just a few quick reminders in regards to the upcoming outdoor season:
- Don’t forget to use your sunscreen. My recommendation is to use a sunscreen with at least a SPF of 50. I would also take any old sunscreen you may have from last year and throw it away. I have seen many occasions, that using old sunscreen may cause children to break out with a red, itchy rash, especially if your child has very sensitive skin.
- Secondly, since it’s a great time to start riding our bikes, make sure your children’s bikes are in good working condition. Of course, you’ll also want to make sure they have an appropriate helmet that fits correctly and does not need to be adjusted. There probably has been some growing during this winter, so you may need to adjust both their bike seats and helmets for safety.
- Lastly, warmer weather brings excitement for water activities. Start thinking about registering your children for swimming lessons, as these often fill up quickly! There is nothing more important when it comes to water safety than making sure your child can swim well.
Hope you enjoy the great outdoors!