1. Wash Hands
MAKE sure they wash their hands regularly, and explain the importance of doing it at school, too. This is one of the best ways to prevent infections, say experts. Teach them to use warm, soapy water and to scrub until they finishing singing the alphabet song. Okay, if they’re older, get them to count to 20 before rinsing. 2.
Cover Sneezes And Coughs
MAKE sure they know to cover their nose when they sneeze and mouth when they cough. And once again, they must wash their hands after doing so! 3.
THIS sounds rude but we’re not telling you to teach them to be spoilt brats and not share their belongings. We are, however, asking that you teach them to not share cups, utensils, water bottles, hats, brushes and lip balms. 4.
Keep Hands Off The Face
HANDS get dirty fast, so touching your face means you’re just spreading those germs. Teach the kids to keep their fingers out of their mouths, noses and ears. 5.
A Good Night’s Sleep
KIDS need their rest to keep their immune systems healthy and strong, so make sure they’re in bed early every night and getting at least eight to 10 hours of sleep a night, depending on their age. 6. Keep A Healthy Diet
WHAT we eat doesn’t only keep our energy levels up but keeps our immune systems in check, so make sure they (and you) eat nutritious meals daily. Fill their lunch boxes with healthy meals and snacks, and keep junk food out of the house. A nutritious diet can give young immune systems a healthy boost. 7.them
Keep Them Home When Sick
WHEN your kids are sick, please keep
at home. Every other parent will thank you! While this might be a little inconvenient for those who have to work, it’s the best thing for your child – to recover – and for the rest of the class, who don’t need to catch what your child is spreading. 8.
Keep Bags Separate
MAKE sure to keep school bags in a designated area at home, to avoid spreading germs throughout the house. Keep them out of the kitchen and their bedrooms and wash them regularly. 9.
Keep Kids Active
KIDS who get regular exercise stay healthier, so make sure they’re moving in one way or another. Hey, we’re not saying you need to send your five-year-old to gym, but let them run around in the garden, do some sport or walk the dog with you in the afternoon.