Nothing is more refreshing and exciting than playing by the water when the hot days of summer are upon us. Whether you’re spending the day in the pool or lounging at the beach, be cautious whenever you’ll be out in the sun for very long.
Harmful ultraviolet radiation (UVR), which causes sunburns can put a damper on any outdoor fun. Since water reflects UVR rays, it’s important to protect your kids. The best line of defense is covering up—long sleeve sun shirts are best, but if you’re child refuses to wear one, then remember the sunscreen and reapply every two hours. And don’t forget a hat! To beat the heat and help the kids burn off some extra energy, try these 5 wet and wild outdoor activities for kids…
1. Pool Time
Swimming is one of the best summer past times. Not only is it great exercise for kids and adults, it’s a great way to cool down. Pool noodles, diving toys, water guns and pool balls are a great way to play, but don’t forget fun pool games like Marco Polo, Capture the Goldfish and water polo.
Of course pool safety is of the utmost importance. Make sure your kids know the pool rules and follow them. Never leave your kids unattended—even for a second. Young children should never be more than an arm’s length away.