Healthy Living

Personal and Community Health

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Apps and Games
  • CDC Mobile App - Stay connected and updated
    • Stay informed with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention site. 
  • FEMA Mobile App
    • Receive real-time weather alerts, find emergency safety tips and locate emergency shelters from the Federal Emergency Management Agency app.
  • TED Talks App
    • Watch videos that are 18 minute or less to expand your world from Ted Talks
  • Habitz App for kids
    • Studies show that when kids develop healthy habits early they are less likely to develop health problems later in life. Studies also show that rewarded habits become long term habits. With this app, parents set goals for their children for making healthier choices. When goals are completed, the child earns parent-selected incentives (like a hike, movie, or toy).
  • Sickweather - Sickness forecasting and mapping
    • Just as Doppler radar scans the skies for indicators of bad weather, Sickweather scans social networks for indicators of illness and displays results on a map, alerting you of the sickness “score” when you enter a new geographical area.

Nutrition and Physical Activity

Growth and Development

Life Cycle
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  • Activities:
    • Grow a plant from a seed to flower or fruit and let it go back to seed again.
    • Go outside and try to find different seeds. Where are the best places to look for seeds? What is the same about all of the seeds you found? Can you find an example of the complete life cycle, (seed, flower, and fruit) all on the same plant?
    • Raise a butterfly from a caterpillar, frog from a tadpole, chicken from an egg, or make an ant farm at home. Write a story or make a video about the process.
    • Watch a life cycle video and draw a picture chart of the steps. What things might happen in the environment at each stage that disrupt the life cycle? Draw those environmental challenges on your chart.
    • Compare and contrast the different stages of animal development. Do all stages have all five senses (sight, hearing, touch, taste, smell)? What stays the same throughout development?
    • Watch a video about mosquito or ladybug metamorphosis and try to find examples of each stage in your backyard or a park.
    • Make a list of insects that you think may go through a metamorphosis. Check your answer on the internet.
    • Compare the life cycle of a plant to that of an animal. How are they the same? Different? For example, egg vs seed.
Sleep
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  • Activities:
    • Draw a portrait of yourself when you get enough sleep and another of yourself when you don’t
    • Watch one of the posted videos about the importance of sleep
    • Have a conversation about sleep: what does it feel like to be well rested, what does it feel like when you don’t get enough sleep, why is sleep important, does it affect your energy level when you don’t get enough sleep, your ability to think, come up with your own questions…
    • Keep a daily “sleep diary” with the following information: time you last eat in the day, what foods were eaten, time of last beverage, what the beverage was, activities you do in the last hour before bed, note if the are high energy or relaxing, time you start getting ready for bed and what that looks like (toileting, bathing, brushing teeth, putting on PJs, etc.), note the time that you last viewed a screen before turning out the light to fall asleep, note any emotions you are having as you do these things. After 2 weeks, compare the days, is there a consistent routine
    • Watch a video or read an article on sleep hygiene from the family resource section. Consider if there are things you might change in your routine.

Injury Prevention and Safety

More Healthy Living Activities – Coming Soon