In fact, maintain daycare children healthy habits is not an easy thing even though it will be great to do. Even the benefit will be a lifelong. What you can do as a beginning is trying to teach children to be aware of their consumption pattern and physical activity. Need more guidance to get success on maintaining daycare children health? Here are some best tips to do:
Act as good role model
The easiest way to teach daycare children healthy habits is by showing them an example. If you want them to do something then you need to show them that you are doing so. They will automatically get used to see you doing active physically and eat healthy food. It will make them see that it is a good thing to do. Believe me, it is absolutely far better than just ask them to do the ting you are ask them.
Involving the whole daycare staff
If you want daycare children to act healthily then you will need the cooperation from the whole staff member. Start from simple act such as take a walk, play hide and seek or other outdoor games. You may also swimming sometimes. It is not only a great thing to being healthy but also spending quality time together.
Support them endlessly
Sometimes, we may not aware that we judge children of being unable to do many things. Instead of saying their inability, you better showing your support and tell them in detail of what they can do. Do not forget to praise them for every single good thing that they have done.
Teach children to read food label
You can teach them to find which food that is healthier by doing simple game. Reading food label will be a perfect game to make them understand which food that is good for them. It is also a great start to make them more conscious about what they consume. Soon, they will change their unhealthy behavior.
Limiting television, computer and video game time
Nowadays, children tend to spend most of their time in front of their television, gadget or computer. This habit is unhealthy since it will decrease children time to do healthy physical activity and lead into excessive snacking habit. It will be great if you can limiting their television time around 2 hours per day. You may add their time if they can show you a good thing as a praise.