Wisconsin is experiencing some steamy weather this week! Here are some summer heat safety tips from PBS Parents.
- Keeping well hydrated is very important.
- Children (and adults) must remember to drink.
- Do not wait until a child says he is thirsty before offering fluids. At this point, he is already dehydrated, so be sure to provide plenty of fluids before going outside, while out in the heat and afterwards.
- Playing in the hot summer sun means lots of fluid losses, so avoid strenuous activity during peak sun hours (10 am- 6 pm). Look for shade and take lots of breaks.
- Seek medical attention immediately for any signs of heat-related illness.
More tips about water safety, tick bites, helmet safety and more can be found here.
As summer winds down and back-to-school season looms, boredom may be setting in for kids. Click here for some great free (or almost free) summer fun ideas, many of which can be enjoyed indoors on a too-hot or rainy day!
And don't forget to mark your calendar for Get Up and Go Day on August 2!