Keeping Hydrated at School

We all know that it is really important to drink regularly during the day to keep hydrated. Research has indicated that hydrated children perform better at school so providing children with access to water throughout the day in school is essential. Early Years settings address this issue in different ways which may include the provision of water fountains and cups and jugs of water which are replenished as needed. In some schools parents will be asked to provide a named water bottle for their child. If this is the case these need to be washed regularly and refilled on a daily basis. There are many options for styles of water bottles and it is helpful if your child is able to identify theirs easily by the use of a distinctive name label. Keeping hydrated is particularly important on hot days and when participating in sports. The Natural Hydration Council provides lots of interesting facts and information on their website Natural Hydration Council