All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘children’s health and safety’

allergic reactions in children

Understanding and handling allergies

Did you know that allergic reactions in children range from a mild itch to full anaphylaxis? As an early childhood educator, it is useful to have an understanding of allergies, because prevention, identifying symptoms and responding effectively are all essential to protect children from allergies. Allergies and what they are An allergy is what occurs when the immune system reacts …

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How much sleep do children need

How much sleep do children really need?

How much sleep do children need to play, learn and grow? It’s often underestimated. Most experts agree on the following: Toddlers (aged 1 to 3 years): From 10 – 13 hours, which includes a day nap of 1 – 3 hours. Young toddlers may still take two naps but late afternoon should be avoided to avoid difficulties getting to sleep …

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