Want to keep the kids healthy for back to school? Even though we homeschool, back to school time impacts us as well. We attend many homeschooling field trips, group art classes, and homeschool group gatherings.

Between interacting with more children and confined spaces, children are more likely to get ill. Here are my tips to keep those germs at bay during back to school season.

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Keep the Kids Healthy for Back to School

When the kids head back to school, you want them to be healthy. With a few changes and good habits, you can help keep your kids healthy for back to school season.

Teach your children proper hand washing.

Proper hand washing is the number one way to keep your kids healthy. Teach them proper hand washing techniques and let them know when it’s essential to wash their hands (i.e. before and after eating, after using the toilet, after sneezing, coughing or blowing their nose, etc.).

It’s also a good practice to get your children to change out of their clothes and wash their hands as soon as they get home from school.

Teach your kids good hygiene.

Aside from proper hand washing, it’s wise to ensure your child practice good hygiene. Here are some things you want them to be aware of:

  • Don’t share hats, scarves, combs, or brushes with other children.
  • Don’t share drinks or water bottles.
  • Use tissues to blow your nose, cover coughs, etc.
  • Keep your fingers out of your nose and mouth!

Make sure your kids get plenty of sleep.

It’s critical that your children are well rested, especially when they’re back at school. The body needs plenty of rest to fight germs and viruses.

Ensure your kids have a proper diet.

Make sure your children are eating well-balanced and healthy meals. Limit the sugar in their diet. Also, make sure to increase their intake of fresh fruits and vegetables. Provide plenty of fresh water for them to drink. It’s a good idea to invest in a high-quality water bottle.

Also, a multi-vitamin helps if your children aren’t keen on certain fruits and vegetables.

Help your children get exercise and fresh air.

Give your children plenty of opportunities to get fresh air and exercise. Some possible activities include; an evening walk in the neighbourhood, a trip to the playground, or some play time in the backyard.

Do you have any tips on how to keep the kids healthy for back to school season?



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Jennifer Bly
Author of My Kitchen, My Classroom: An Introduction to Homeschool and creator of The Deliberate Mom. Jennifer writes about parenting, homeschooling, her faith, and life with her husband and two girls. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Applied Human Service Administration Degree with a specialization in Early Learning in Child Care.

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