Fresh Air, Exercise and Sunlight

Fresh Air

Being the fresh air outside..

  • Improves appetitie
  • Promotes a good nights sleep
  • Enourages development of supple muscles
  • Gives children more space to play and let of steam
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  • Improves gernal health
  • Strengthens muscles, particulary heart and lung muscles
  • Give children confidence in their abilities
  • Sets good patterns for future behaviour
  • Makes children feel good
  • Strenghtens bones
  • Reduces risk of becoming over weight
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UV rays from sun on the skin produce Vitamin D. Over exposure to sunlight in childhood leads to increased risk of cancer.

Use sunblock or high sun protection factor. 30 + on babies and 15+ on older children. Reapply regularly, particulary after playing in water. Remember...

  • Slip, slap, slop.
  • Slip on a shirt
  • Slap on a hat
  • Slop on sunscreen

Protect back of neck, feet and shoulders from sun, especially when at its hottest. Keep babies in shade r under a conopy. Special UV protective clothing can be brought. 

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