1. Make sure your child is getting enough sleep
Hours Of Sleep
0 - 2 months
10.5 - 18
2 - 12 months
14 - 15
1 - 3 years
12 - 14
3 - 5 years
11 - 13
5 - 12 years
10 - 11
2. Make sure your child is getting good nutrition
Nourish your child’s brain with healthy food and water - you will optimize the internal environment, enabling your child to truly engage in the classroom environment and achieve their potential. What should we feed our children to ensure their brains have a healthy start to their learning?
i. Healthy fats or good fats, such as omega-3 fats, are essential to physical and emotional health. (Examples are nuts, peanut butter, tuna)
ii. Protein – White meat poultry, milk, cheese, yogurt, eggs, beans
iii. Carbohydrates – whole grains
iv. Micronutrients – found in leafy green vegetables, seeds and nuts, fruit and vegetables (5 – 9 servings a day is the recommendation)
v. Water (8 glasses daily is the recommendation) Neurons store water and is essential for optimal brain health and function.
i. Increased oxygen flow to the brain
ii. Increased brain neurotransmitters
iii. Increased brain-derived neurotrophins that support neuronal differentiation and survival in the developing b rain. Neurotrophins assure the survival of neurons in areas responsible for learning, memory, and higher learning.
4. Parent Involvement in School
IFRAME support required.