After an eventful summer, children get packing to school in the most romantic yet most messy season of the year!-Rainy season. The rains are a welcome change in any part of the world, there is more lush in the green, the air is cleaner; a self cleansing process the Earth takes on! But apart from the romanticism with rains, as parents you must be fully prepared to get your kids to muster everything that comes with the rain, including bacteria!
Here are some tips:
- Rainwear: Before school begins make sure your child has the complete kit for the rainy season-raincoat, umbrella, gumboots/rainy shoes. There are matching sets of umbrella & raincoats which you can get. Always buy a raincoat that is 1 size bigger, so it can come handy next rainy season. Umbrellas keep your kids completely waterproof, so even if they have hoods on their raincoats, an umbrella won’t be a complete waste. In places of heavy rain, gumboots are an advantage, else rain sandals will suffice.
- Drinking water: Make sure your children carry water from home instead of drinking from tanks, which are vulnerable to water-borne bacteria in the rainy season. Give them boiled water after cooling it in their bottles..
- Handkerchief: A handkerchief is not an option during the rainy season. It will help prevent transfer of bacteria. It keeps them dry and abstains them from receiving bacteria from objects or people.
- Home Food: Insist on home cooked food. Water sued in outside food is questionable,especially during the rainy season . Also, use air-tight containers that will prevent moisture from entering..
- Packing books: Use plastic bags for the books. Put books in a plastic bag before putting them in the school bag. This will ensure they are dry.
- Keep A Lookout For Symptoms Of Flu: Flu or common cold is very common during the rainy season and parents must keep a check on any symptoms that children show. Get them the required treatment before it spreads to their friends in school or to family at home.
- Keep Them Indoors: In the rainy season, it is best that your children spend time indoors. Introduce them to different board games or hobby classes. The more indoors the less vulnerable they are to bacteria and flu.