Fun Outdoor Games to Play with your kids

Fun Outdoor games to play with your kids

Fun outdoor games to play with you kids? Now that summer is coming up and it’s great outside, your kids may want to play in the yard or park all day long. If you’re wondering what to do to keep the entertained, check out this ideas we have gathered from our customers:

Play with balloons and noodles

Use the pool noodles as a bat to kick some balloons around! Inflate different color balloons and play with your kids to kick them with the noodle/bat. We avoid any painful bat experiences and we have a lot of fun!

Create your own tic-tac-toe

Grab six stones medium size shaped that you can use to play tic-tac-toe. paint them in different shapes and colors, then create a canvas with a big piece of paper and… game ON!

Practice their aim

Take different buckets from your house and create different shape balls with paper and tape. Place the buckets at different distances and test your aim! Try aiming with big balls to medium size buckets and then with big buckets, keep score and give a candy-price at the end!

Balloon Dart-Board

If you want to get creative, find a wood panel or pallet and pin different color balloons to it. Have your kids play dart and explode the balloons, they will have a ton of fun 🙂

Ring Toss

Buy some glowing sticks at the store and place them together in different size rings. Place a stick at the park or your yard and start aiming! Play after hours for extra fun glowing game!

Play all those games and let us know how you like them, if you have more ideas, share them with us!

 

 

 

Extra Curriculars and Head Lice

Extra Curriculars and Head Lice

Attending an Extra Curriculars and Head Lice may be intertwined. How so? The easiest way to get head lice is through head to head contact. The more exposure to other children with head lice, the easiest it will be to get them. How to avoid getting head lice but still do extra curricular? Easy, follow this simple tips:

What sports should I be worried about?

As head lice spread mostly from head to head any sports that have any type of contact – football, soccer, baseball, basketball, hockey, dance – are sports that need to be following those tips on head lice prevention.

Tips to prevent Head Lice in Extra Curricular Activities

  1. Remember to have your hair up on a braided pony tale or a bun – it’s not only going to prevent you from possible head lice infestations but also help you play your favorite sport much easier.
  2. Avoid sharing combs, brushes and hats.
  3. If you play football or horse ride and you share hats, clean them with a little wipe before placing it in your head.
  4. Always have a spare hair tie in your backpack in case you need it when you play sports.
  5. Avoid sharing jackets or clothing with your peers
  6. Avoid unnecessary head to head contact, be mindful of selfies!

 

When talking about head lice we all start itching our heads and become a little paranoid about it. Being informed and aware of the subject is all you need to do your best at keeping clear of head lice. We don’t want to limit our children’s life by not allowing them to interact with others, by just simply following those tips you have already reduced your potential exposure to head lice. Share this with others so that together we can eliminate head lice infestations!

 

 

Things you did not know about Head Lice

Things you did not know about Head Lice

At our office we see hundreds of families and children every month and we always find things you did not know about head lice. If you are fortunate enough to not have had lice until now you may find this article very interesting! For those who have been dealing with it a few times already, you may learn something new 🙂

Lice don’t fly

Head lice don’t fly or jump. Just being in the same room of someone infested is not enough for you to get lice. Head lice crawl, really fast, and the easiest way of getting them is through head to head contact.

A female louse once pregnant can lay eggs for the rest of her life.

Once a female louse has mated and has become pregnant, she can lay eggs for the rest of her life. That explains why sometimes we see heads with multiple eggs and very few – or even none – bugs. The life cycle of lice is around 31 dies from the moment they hatch from the egg to the moment they die. After an egg is laid, it takes about 7-10 days for it to hatch and become a nymph, commonly referred as “baby lice”. A nymph will take in turn 7-19 days to become an adult who can at that time, mate and lay more eggs. Female lice lay around 10 eggs a day.

Adults can also get head lice

Although we see head lice infestations usually in children, adults can also get head lice. Not only from children around them but from other adults, furniture, planes, shared fabrics, etc.

Eggs cannot infest you once pulled out of the hair

Once an egg has been pulled out of the hair it loses it’s source of nutrients and it’s way of living, therefore dying. We have to be aware of adult louse and nymphs, those are the ones that can actually infest our heads when we are close to someone with head lice. Especially when performing in home treatments on your children, be aware of cross-infestations and protect yourself.

At Lice Clinics of America we strive to give you all the information you need to kill head lice and know all about it! Ask us more: 858.249.8337.