The 2020-2021 school is wrapping up and summer is here!  Summer is a time to take a break from the structured learning environment of school and to have some fun.  Families will be gearing up for road trips, afternoons at the pool, movie nights, and more. Here are eight safety tips for keeping safe this summer.

#1 Avoid heat exhaustion

Many summer activities happen outside, and the summer months are the hottest months of the year.  The mid to late afternoon is the hottest part of the day and a good time to go inside for a nap, to read, or play inside.

#2 Drink enough water

Summer means more time to play outside. It’s important to stay hydrated by drinking enough water.  This is easy to do at school with water bottles and teachers checking in to make sure students are drinking enough water.  Plan ahead and bring enough water if you are going on an outside adventure.

#3 Wear your seat belt

Lots of families go on road trips during the summer.  It’s a great time to visit family and friends or explore a new city.  Road trips are fun, and wearing your seat belt in the car will help protect you if you were.

#4 Spend time outside

Technology can be fun and entertaining, but sitting behind a screen for three months isn’t the wisest idea.  Come up with creative and safe ways to spend time outside in the sunshine – go swimming, play in the backyard, go to the beach, or join a summer sports league. There are so many outside options for having fun during the summer.

#5 Have appropriate adult supervision

Students may be out of school, and many parents still have to work.  It is important to make sure that activities, like swimming, that have potential hazards are monitored by appropriate adult supervision. Proper supervision can avoid potential danger and ensure a safe and happy summer.

Remember to Read

Reading is a great tool that helps students retain what they have learned during the school year.  It is also a fun activity that can be done indoors during the hottest hours of the day and doesn’t require technology.  Help your student continue to grow by providing them with fun books to read during the summer.  You won’t regret it!