Sabiha Gökçen İlkokulu, İzmir / Gaziemir, Turkey
Hydration is particularly important for children as they have higher water requirements in relation to their body weight than adults. Kids don’t always recognise the early stages of thirst, which can make them particularly vulnerable to becoming dehydrated, especially during times that can drive up their body fluid losses, for example when they are playing sport or during warm weather. The amount of water a child needs is influenced by the amount of activity they do, the weather temperature, and their diet and health. It’s always important to remind children to drink, but as a general guide, children up to 8 years of age should have a minimum of 4-5 cups of water a day. Children above 8 years old require at least 6-8 cups of water a day.
World Water Day
Our Poster. We wrote children's ideas about "How should we use the water?" and "Why should we drink water?"