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August is Child Eye Health and Safety Month

eyeVision plays an important role in children’s physical, cognitive, and social development. It is highly recommended your child receive an eye examination before going back to school. Common signs of vision troubles in children include: frequently rubbing eyes, squinting, tilting or turning head to look at objects, wandering eyes, or squeezing eyes. If your child displays any of these symptoms, please schedule an appointment to have their eyes checked.  For more information, visit PreventBlindness.org external link

 

August is also Immunization Awareness Month

immunizationsAugust is a good time to think about immunization. National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. NIAM was established to encourage people of all ages to make sure they are up to date on the vaccines recommended for them. Communities have continued to use the month each year to raise awareness about the important role vaccines play in preventing serious, sometimes deadly, diseases. For more information, visit HHS.gov external link

See also: Experts warn against alternate vaccination schedules external link

 

Back-to-School (during COVID-19)

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It's August, and that means that school is one month away. However, because of COVID-19 pandemic, going back is now going to be much different than normal. For there is the possibility that in-person classes will either be limited or canceled. Social distancing at school is another thing that will be new to children, and extra precautions will have to be taken by the kids, teachers, and parents this school year. The CDC has made a helpful checklist for parents that can help guide your through back-to-school this year. Click here to find it. external link

 

Avoiding Heat-Stress

blue bright clouds 3768As the Summer continues, temperatures begin to rise. It’s important for you and your child that keep cool and avoid Heat stress. The place that children die from heatstroke most often is inside a hot car. It’s important to make sure your kid doesn’t get left in the car as well as keeping them hydrated when they are exercising during a hot day.Here are some more tips on how you can prevent your child from getting Heat stroke. external link

 

Bike Safety

man standing beside his wife teaching their child how to 1128318A great form of exercise is bike-riding, but it can also be dangerous. Make sure your children are following proper bike-safety. Make sure they were a proper fitting helmet while they ride. A brightly colored helmet can also help make children more visible. Don't let your kids were loose-fitted clothing. Be sure to teach your children the proper rules of the road for bikers. For More information and tips about bike safety, click here. external link

 

Protecting you and your kids from the UV rays

boys childhood children 51349As Summer begins, the sun's the bright light invites us outside to enjoy the warm weather. Unfortunately, the sun’s rays can be harmful to be body, and spending too much time can lead to serous health risks, like skin cancer. Luckily, there are lots of ways to prevent damage from the sun and still enjoy outdoors. Staying in the shade, applying sunscreen, and wearing long sleeved clothing are all ways you can prevent harmful exposer of the sun. For more information about the steps you can take to prevent you and your children from overexporsure to the sun, Click here. external link

 

 

Kids & Tech: 10 Tips for Parents in the Digital Age

child at laptopIn a world where children are "growing up digital," it's important to help them learn healthy concepts of digital use and citizenship. Parents play an important role in teaching these skills. Research has shown that face-to-face time with family, friends, and teachers, plays a pivotal and even more important role in promoting children's learning and healthy development. Keep the face-to-face up front, and don't let it get lost behind a stream of media and tech.  Read about it at HealthyChildren.org external link

 

Child Safety: Make Summer Safe for Kids

swimming safetySummer is a great time for kids to enjoy different indoor and outdoor activities. Whether they are young children or teens, learn ways to keep your kids safe and healthy while they enjoy summer fun. The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website offers timely tips on how to master water safety, beat the heat and sun, keep mosquitoes and ticks from bugging your child, prevent injuries, and stop violence. Click here to read more. external link

 

Playground Saftey

colors empty equipment 133458Playgrounds are a fun way to get your child outside and exercising. Of course, like anything, there are a few things you should try to watch for. For example, make sure that the slides are not to hot to slide down, material such as metal, rubber, and plastic can become dangerously hot on warm sunny days. Teach kids not to play too close to the swings while they are in use. Make sure that the ground that surrounds the playground (the surface kids usually fall down on) is made of either some rubber-like material or something similar to wood chips or sand. And of course, an adult should always be supervising. Here are some more good tips about Playground safety. external link

 

 


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