Tips To Keep Families Healthy, Fit and Happy During The Holiday Season
Families can get moving! The holiday season is an excellent time to start a family exercise routine. Children enjoy seeing holiday lights and decorations. Walking around a different street each night offers children an opportunity to observe the illumination of holiday lights and ornamentation of family friendly neighborhoods. Families can implement a nightly 30 minute brisk walk during the holidays season that they can keep as a habit well into the new year. Children look forward to the sparkles and glimmer that adorn the neighborhood during the holidays. Families that walk together, talk together!
Books Can Teach Children About Healthy Foods and Good Eating Habits
Fabulous food is a part of almost every holiday celebration. Parents can encourage good eating habits by including a variety of dishes that include fruits and vegetables at every meal. Families can integrate reading, math and health into their holiday season by reading recipe books and cooking dishes together. Children can write down the recipes on self decorated holiday paper and display it next to the dish when it is served. One author even found a way to make fruit filled cookies a hit in the book, Cool Cookies. Parents can choose to make cookies with fruit ingredients such as banana-apple cookies.
Cool Cookies by Marilyn LaPenta (author)
Grab your apron and get ready for some fun and easy baking! Young chefs can choose from delicious recipes that include classic favorites, such as chocolate-chip cookies and lemon bars, and healthy treats, like banana-apple cookies and granola bars. Each recipe includes a nutrition tip and a fact box, as well as a list of tools and ingredients and easy, step-by-step instructions. Kids will learn about nutrition and healthy eating, sequencing and following directions, math and measuring skills, and kitchen safety. Best of all, it’s lots of fun!
Teach Children About Staying Clean And How To Prevent The Spread Of Germs
Children should be advised to learn good health habits at a young age. Good teeth brushing habits are one way children can learn to become squeaky clean. The Squeaky Clean Club, teaches about the benefits of hand washing. Winter brings the cold and flu season. Teaching children how to help prevent the spread of viruses by washing their hands, helps empower them to make healthy friendly habits at a young age.
Squeaky Clean Club
by Patricia Armentrout (author) © 2011
A fun and informative book about keeping your body clean and germ free. Great photos and illustrations.
Great Reads That Help Children Learn About Healthy Habbits
Find these informational texts that speak about healthy living at www.biguniverse.com
How our Earth and existence depend on plants is introduced in this title. Their uses for food, alternative forms of fuel, and everyday discoveries of how plants have a medicinal effect on curing diseases and promoting good health are all addressed. Introduces their role in preventing and reversing the important issue of global warming helps introduce students to just how important plants are.
Good food doesn’t begin on a store shelf with a box. It comes from a garden bursting with life, color, sounds, smells, sunshine, moisture, birds, and bees! Healthy food becomes much more interesting when children know where they come from. So what’s in the garden? Kids will find a variety fruits and vegetables, and a tasty, kid-friendly recipe for each one to start a lifetime of good eating. A “food for thought” section presents interesting facts about each fruit and vegetable, and a “how does your garden grow?” section explains facts about gardening and the parts of plants.