We know that kids need sleep, and that those who go to sleep earlier tend to get better grades. We also know that kids who sleep later have trouble concentrating in early morning classes. But what actually happens in your child’s body when they get enough sleep versus when they don’t? Why kids need sleep The following points come from a SciShow video on sleep, and a TED Talk by Russell Foster: Leftover adenosine, which is produced when your body burns energy, makes you sleepy. When you sleep, … [Read more...]
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In a day and age where kids grow up surrounded by technology, they will most likely enjoy using phones, iPods, and other devices to listen to music or watch videos. When they are doing so, they are most likely plugged in to their device through a pair of earphones in their ears. As we’ll see in the video link below, ears take in even more information than eyes do, so it is important to take care of them by making sure your child knows how to safely listen to music. Read on to learn more about … [Read more...]
Keeping kids healthy at school is not always easy. Last week’s blog post talked about why kids are more likely to catch cold and flu viruses at school, but the good news is that there are ways to stay healthy. Here are some tips that you can follow for keeping kids healthy right from the start of the school year that help prevent germs from spreading in the first place. How can you help your child prevent germs from spreading at school? A study was done to find out what the most germy spots … [Read more...]
Does it seem like as soon as kids return to school they start coming home sick? There are a variety of factors that lead to kids catching colds or viruses that take them out of school for days. Here are some of the reasons why kids catch cold and flu viruses at school. Why do kids tend to get sick when school starts? There are a number of reasons why kids come home with runny noses and fevers once they return to school in the fall. Here are three of the main reasons why the start of the school … [Read more...]
Coming up with new ideas for school lunches can be a challenge. There are fun ways to encourage young children who are learning to read and write to practice literacy skills even during lunchtime. One way you can help your kids get familiar with their letters and sounds is to create lunches based on a letter of the week. Here are some fun literacy lunch box ideas for you to try. Brainstorm lunch box ideas together If kids are involved in planning their school lunches then they will be more … [Read more...]
Giving students food rewards for good behaviour or completing tasks has been a common practice in schools and at home. Rewarding kids with food items like candy, sweets and junk food is not good for their health. It also causes kids to associate food rewards with feeling good, which can lead to unhealthy habits and obesity even into adulthood. Here are some ideas for non-food rewards and why they work better for motivating students. Examples of non-food rewards There are plenty of things that … [Read more...]