How to keep your preschooler safe from winter chills

October 06 2014

Now that the fall and winter seasons are upon us and your child is ready to go to school or a Learning Academy, it is time to think about how to protect your child from the cold weather and its elements. The most important thing is to ensure that your child is dressed appropriately for the temperature. Teaching children that different clothing is necessary for different temperatures is essential, and a part of teaching them life skills.

As a parent, you probably already know that most children do not want to bother wearing jackets, coats, gloves, scarves and hats before going out to play, and they would rather run out the door without the proper clothing to protect them from the frigid temperatures. However, it is important to explain to them that wearing winter clothing while outdoors helps keep their body temperature at a normal 98.6 degrees, and if they get too cold, their immune system may not work as well, which will undoubtedly cause them to catch a cold.

However, if you dress your child for outdoor play with too many layers of clothing, their body temperature could rise above normal and cause their body to overheat, and this too can cause illness.  

It’s best to dress your child in layers, so as they begin to run around and play, they may take one layer off as their body temperature changes.

It is best to always have a change of clothes for your child at school, so now that the weather is changing, change out their extra clothes as well. While in the classroom, there is adequate heat, and teachers are sure to have each child put on their jackets and hats before recess.

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We understand that choosing a preschool for your child is an important decision and that you want to ensure your child will have the best care possible. We are confident you will be more than satisfied with the preschool program at Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies.

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