Living and Learning: I know the importance of staying hydrated.

Wednesday 03 May 2023

Year 4 have been discussing the importance of hydration.

The children were asked – What do you, the trees, and a hamster have in common?
You all need water. All living things must have water to survive, whether they get it from a water fountain, a rain cloud, or a little bottle attached to the side of a hamster cage.
Without water, your body would stop working properly. Water makes up more than half of your body weight, and a person can’t survive for more than a few days without it.
How do our bodies lose water?
How do we know when we are dehydrated?
  • dizziness or light-headedness.
  • headache.
  • tiredness.
  • dry mouth, lips and eyes.
  • passing small amounts of urine infrequently (less than three or four times a day)
  • Water is good for the body – keeps joints, bones and teeth healthy, helps the blood circulate, and can help kids maintain a healthy weight into adulthood. Being well hydrated improves mood, memory and attention in children. Check out our learning below.


Choose Water for Healthy Hydration -

Help at home
Tips to help your kids stay hydrated!
  • Pack a water bottle for school and when you go out. Try a frozen water bottle in summer.
  • Encourage your child to drink water before, after and during physical activity.
  • Always offer water with meals and snacks.
  • Encourage your child to drink water, even if they don’t like it!