Posted by: Tracy Thomas on Jul 23, 2018
The Met Office have issued an Amber Warning health alert, with advice to stay out of the sun during 11am and 3pm. As all parents know, though, it can be hard to know what to do when you have children at home all day and it’s hot outside – especially if you’re being advised not to go out!
Although we all want to make the most of play outside when the Summer is here, there are times when you just want to let the little ones run of steam but somewhere where it’s not sweltering!
Our new role play village and sensory zones are just the thing for this hot weather. For the older children, our dodgems and carousel, as well as our giant play frames, offer lots to do without worrying about the heat. Of course, we also offer refreshments and food to keep everyone happy while they are playing.
In the meantime, here’s some sound advice and tips on coping with the heat:
Shut windows and pull down the shades when it is hotter outside. You can open the windows for ventilation when it is cooler.
Avoid the heat: stay out of the sun and don’t go out between 11am and 3pm (the hottest part of the day) if you’re vulnerable to the effects of heat. Keep your little ones in the cool inside.
Keep rooms cool by using shades or reflective material outside the windows. If this isn’t possible, use light-coloured curtains and
keep them closed (metallic blinds and dark curtains can make the room hotter).
Have cool baths or showers, and splash yourself with cool water.
Drink cold drinks regularly, such as water and diluted fruit juice. Avoid excess caffeine (tea, coffee and cola) or drinks high in sugar.
Listen to alerts on the radio, TV and social media about keeping cool.
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