You love your kids, but this time of year, the words of the Christmas carol really ring true. “Mom and Dad can hardly wait for school to start again.” You said it! Once the excitement of Christmas is over, the kids start to get restless, and you’re at your wit’s end wondering how in the world you can fill the time. On top of that, if you both work, you can’t always take off the time to keep your kids entertained during the vacation.
Luckily, the City of Southlake has got you covered. December 29 to January 2 the city is hosting Holiday Break Camp Mania. Held at Durham Intermediate School, the camp runs 7:30 am to 6:30 pm daily. Kids can enjoy crafts, field trips, and plenty of playtime with their friends. It’s a great way to keep kids entertained and stimulated in a safe and fun way. Cost is $105 per child, and there is no camp on New Year’s Day.
Don’t Forget to Pack a Healthy Lunch
Even when you’re sending your child off to a holiday fun camp, it’s still important to pack a healthy lunch that will protect his or her smile. Plus, with the camp running into the New Year, it’s a wonderful opportunity to establish some healthy family habits for 2015. It’s no secret that sugar is one of the worst offenders when it comes to oral wellness. Once Christmas is past, eliminate some of those sweets in favor of some fresh fruit. Although citrus is in season right now, you and your kids should enjoy oranges and other acidic fruits in moderation. Overconsumption of citrus can erode your dental enamel, leading to decay and dental discoloration. For a better balance, alternate citrus with apples or pears. The texture of these crunchy fruits can actually help to remove plaque, tartar, and other substances from your teeth.
In addition to what foods you pack in your child’s lunch, watch what you pack to drink. Sugary juice boxes and even 100% juice can have detrimental effects on your little one’s smile. Milk has important calcium, which can strengthen their teeth. However, since it is hard to keep milk fresh in a day camp situation, water is the best choice. Besides, your child will be having so much fun with friends, that he or she will not even notice the lack of a sugary lunch.
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As a native Texan, Gregory Wright, DDS, opened his private practice in Southlake, TX in 1992. He and Dr. Victoria Heron are happily accepting new patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and all surrounding communities. To learn more, call our office today at (817) 481-7999.