Good habits formed in childhood are more likely to result in a healthy adulthood.
Remember to protect your family from skin cancer throughout the year.
Over the years, the sun protection message has expanded to Slip! Slop! Slap! Seek! Slide! and Sid the Seagull is back. Sid asks us,during sun protection times, to protect ourselves from skin cancer in five ways:
- Slip on sun protective clothing that covers as much of your body as possible.
- Slop on SPF 30 or higher broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen, at least 20 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply every two hours when outdoors or more often if perspiring or swimming.
- Slap on a broad-brimmed hat that shades your face, neck and ears.
- Seek shade.
- Slide on sunglasses.
For more information go to the Skin Cancer organisation in your State.
There are many ways of encouraging family health.
These areas are the main ones:
As families are always looking for some fun and educational things for children to do, The Families pages of this website contains links to online interactive games that may be of interest. There are also downloadable colouring-in pages and other activities. There are also Mathematics and English games, with different games for different year groups. Go to BioEd Online for many games related to all aspects of science.