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Tips of the Month ~ June 2009


K-2 Tip of the Month

“Summer is fast approaching. Soon, with the sun shining high in the sky, pools and beaches will be calling to us to come out and play. Susan Bayliss, MD, director of pediatric dermatology at St. Louis Children's Hospital, reminds parents that there is one essential item for every family to have nearby for the summer months: sunscreen. "Because 80 percent of sun damage to the skin occurs before 18 years of age, it is very important to protect our children from harmful ultraviolet rays," she says. Dr. Bayliss also states that sunscreen should protect against UVA & UVB rays, have an SPF of at least 15, and be reapplied every 3—4 hours. Waterproof sunscreen is only effective for 30 minutes in the water.


3 - 4 Tip of the Month

Are you looking for ways to keep your children active over the summer?  Are your children bored with doing the same activities day after day?  Do you want to get them away from the TV, computer, or video games? 

The NASPE activity calendars contain a unique physical activity idea for each day of the month.  Students can do them alone, with friends, or family.  They are especially helpful if a child is having trouble finding something to do.  Here are the links for the summer calendars.




Next year, the NASPE activity calendars will be a regular feature included in our newsletter and on our webpage!

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