This is a day to express what you or your friendship means to your family and friends through words, gifts and actions.
Give the gift of love to your children by showing & teaching them the true meaning of love!
Ways to Celebrate your Valentine Day with meaning.
Express your love – show gratitude, compassion, and love for the world Be A good friend – share what it means to be a good friend. Spend Time together – make something with your child, a food, a craft, play music.
Make a craft with your child.
A simple heart crafted by a young child can touch the heart more than a store-bought card.
Fun with Food in a heart shape.
Make popcorn and glue it to colourful paper in many sizes.
Most importantly – Be my Valentine. Celebrate and cheer your child’s best efforts.
We often focus more on accomplishments like winning. Cheer your childs efforts, for learning new concepts or willingness to try a new activity.
Words of encouragement to recognize your child’s efforts, even if they don’t result in winning is a wonderful way to teach love.
Consider the importance of protecting your children safe this summer.
Protect your children from the sun. The sun’s rays reflect off of the sand, water and other reflective surfaces. To help prevent UV damage along with using sunscreen, hats and sunglasses will also play an important role.
Insects & Bugs
Protect Against Bugs Using insect repellent to guard against potentially disease carrying mosquitoes (West Nile) and ticks (Lyme Disease) and other viruses.
Plenty of Fluids
Prevent dehydration – especially when playing sports, it’s important to take plenty of water breaks.
Protect their Heads
Don’t Forget the Helmet – wearing a helmet whenever children ride anything with wheels, such as a scooter, bicycle, or roller skates will reduce the risk of injury to their head.
By the Poolside
Guard Against Drowning – if your child will be near a swimming pool, it is crucial to have multiple safety measures in place to keep them safe.
Supervise with all your attention – any cell phone activity, no matter how short, takes your attention away. A child can put their face in the water and be disoriented in seconds, not knowing which way is up.
The number of accidental drownings are alarming, with an average of 3,600 children injured in near-drowning incidents per year.