Summer fun is here! With the warmer weather comes sun and water, as well as the need to protect children and ourselves from the elements.
Children need to wear sunscreen and possibly hats and sunglasses to keep them from getting burned while getting that much needed outside time. While we know how important it is to protect skin from the sun, we may care for children who are not happy about having sunscreen put on them. Likewise, wearing a hat or sunglasses may be uncomfortable for some.
Many programs also engage children in water play over the summer months. For some, water play is a fun way to keep cool during the hot weather. Others, however, may prefer to avoid the sensation of water on their skin. While keeping children healthy and safe is a priority be sure to also keep in mind those children who may approach sensory experiences differently.
In this edition of the IECMH newsletter, we hope to provide information on how to keep all children and their needs in mind this summer.