Summer is here, and that means fun, sun, and no school! We at TLC want you to enjoy your summer, with plenty of fun activities, while also staying safe.
Whether you’re spending time with your kids or sending them off to camp, remember to practice sun safety. The CDC recommends the following to protect you and your family from the sun’s harmful rays.
Seek shade, especially during midday hours. This includes 10 am to 4 pm, March through October. Be extra careful around surfaces that reflect the sun’s rays, like snow, sand, water, and concrete. Wear sun protection gear like a hat with a wide brim and sunglasses to protect your face and eyes. Wear a long-sleeved shirt and pants or a long skirt for additional protection when possible. If that’s not practical, try wearing a T-shirt or a beach cover-up.
Apply a thick layer of broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher at least 15 minutes before going outside, even on cloudy or overcast days. Reapply sunscreen at least every 2 hours and after swimming, sweating, or toweling off.
And if you need ideas of how to keep your kids occupied, we’re here to help!
- Take your child to the park for a picnic.
- Attend story time at your local public library.
- Read to/with your child.
- Bake cookies together.
- Play a board game together.
- Take your child to the farmer’s market and point out all the different fruits and vegetables.
- Color in coloring books together.
- You can also check out this list of free things to do in Los Angeles this summer.
If you’re still coming up blank, here’s a list of 101 summer activities for kids!