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Let Your Kids Color the Beach

Nothing is more exciting than a week at the beach for a kid. And what better way to get them ready for the beach than to let them color a picture of some of the things that they will be seeing while they are visiting.

Just click on the picture you want to color and it will open the picture in a new page that you can then print.

Have fun coloring and we look forward to seeing you and your kids at the beach soon.



Beach Safety Tips for Children

Wear sunblock
Children have very sensitive skin, so it is important that they have adequate sunblock protection while you are on the beach. The ultraviolet rays of the sun are the strongest between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. each day, so try to limit your time in the sun during these hours. For children, you should choose a sunblock with an SPF of 30 or more. Be sure to apply sunblock to all exposed skin, including ears, nose and neck. You should also buy some protective lip balm with SPF and apply that to lips.

Wear other sun protection
It is also a good idea to take sunglasses, brimmed hats and beach umbrellas to the beach with you. All of these things help block the sun from your eyes and other parts of your face and body.

Treat sunburn
If a child spends a bit too much time in the sun and does get a sunburn, it is a good idea to apply an after-sun lotion with aloe. This will cool their skin and make the sunburn heal faster.

Drink water
Being outside in the sun on a hot day can make children dehydrated if they don’t have adequate water. You may want to bring a cooler of water with you so you are sure there is enough to last everyone in your family through the entire day of fun in the sun at the beach.

Wear swimming shoes
It is a good idea for children to wear swimming shoes while at the beach. Sea glass and other sharp objects could cut their feet or jellyfish and other sea creatures may be located on the beach and could sting or cut their feet. Swimming shoes will help prevent accidents like this from happening during your trip to the beach.

Beware of Currents
If your child is swimming in the ocean, have them wear a life jacket and supervise them at all times. It is also a good idea to have your child take swimming lessons. Riptides and currents can be unexpected and dangerous, and not all of the area beaches are watched by lifeguards. Teach your children what to do in case they do get caught in a riptide. They should swim parallel to shore until they get out of the rip current instead of trying to swim directly to shore.

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