Staying Cool in the Summer Heat
How To Stay Cool!
With temperatures already in the 90s, it is hard to find fun ways to stay cool and avoid the heat. This week’s blog is geared to help keep you and your kids cool this summer while playing outside in the hot temperatures.
Homemade popsicles are a great way to cool down between activities. Country living.com has 20 different homemade popsicle recipes that will keep you cool this summer and they are healthy! Being the chocolate lover that I am, my favorite recipe would have to be the fudge popsicles. All you need is chocolate almond milk and Nutella and it is delicious! Here is the link for all of the different recipes. http://www.countryliving.com/food-drinks/g830/popsicle-recipes-0709/
Splash pads and fountains are always fun for kids to play in. There is a splash pad right outside of Coligney beach on Hilton Head Island and one at Harold Turpin Park in Ridgeland SC. Savannah is also home to a bunch of different parks. Ellis Square and Forsyth Park are 2 parks in Savannah that have fountains for kids to play in, and parents don’t be shy there is no age limit on who can play in the fountains and splash pads!
Water tables are another great way for your kids to have fun and stay cool at the same time. A water table is exactly what it sounds like. It is a table that is full of water and comes with different toys, action figures, and attachments to play with. Amazon has tons of water tables and they range from $30-$70. https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_2_11?url=search-alias%3Dtoys-and-games&field-keywords=water+table+for+kids&sprefix=Water+table%2Ctoys-and-games%2C147
Pintrest has tons of different plans and ideas for do-it-yourself water tables. http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/10-best-diy-outdoor-water-play-tables-220227
Here is another website that has lots of cool and fun ideas to help you beat the heat this summer!
-Matthew D’Antonio, PT, DPT
Pediatric Physical Therapist