Children in Northeast Ohio are getting days off from school because of cold weather and snow.
Child psychologist at the University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital Carolyn Ievers-Landis, Ph.D. said it is important to keep your kids busy with activities during the day.
Ievers-Landis said being outside even for small periods of time can help with melatonin production.
“It helps with your body clock,” she said.
Building a snowman or shoveling a little snow for about a 20 minute period can help a child a lot.
She wants to remind parents to make sure kids are bundled up and they should be closely monitored for safety reasons.
Ievers-Landis said sunlight helps your mood and helps you take in vitamin D.
Once your inside it is also a good idea to hangout in a room with a lot of natural sunlight.
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