Ergonomics: 12 tips
5 tips for parents You should bear the following points in mind in the interests of the healthy development of your child:
- Do some physical activity together with your child in your free time and set a good example. Only in this way can your child become fit and healthy. This training will also help your child to be able to cope with a slightly heavier satchel.
- Make sure that your child is getting a balanced diet rich in calcium.
- Think about the ergonomic design of the furniture and desk space where your child does homework.
- Support the school and teaching staff if they run projects on healthy living.
- Err on the side of buying a small satchel (up to approx. 1.4 kg). More will be put and therefore carried in a large one. Our retailers will be best placed to advise you on ergonomic aspects and quality. Stop by with your child and try out various models.
*7 tips for teachers*
The following tips for teaching staff and kindergarten teachers can be useful in helping children to develop healthy habits and avoid bad posture:
- Introduce physical activity and movement into the teaching day. By adopting an active approach to teaching, it helps to relieve the pressure on the spine and aids children's concentration.
- Don't insist that children sit still – children need movement.
- Point out the importance of a good-quality satchel early on at school enrollment events.
- Work with the parents to keep the weight of the satchel down, preferably producing a list of things the children can leave at school or at home.
- Provide shelving systems in the classroom.
- Organize a drinks service for the classroom so that the children don't need to carry bottles.
- Make sure of a healthy and balanced breakfast in preparation for the school day.