Eat healthy fats—coconut oil, flax oil, cod liver oil, butter to increase protective coating. It is often noted that children with low-fat diets, or diets containing saturated fats, such as cooking oil, margarine, fast foods, display more tactile defensive behaviors. One image is that their nerve endings are without adequate coating, (like the insulation on a pipe), which gives the feeling of exposed nerves, like going to the dentist. You know the feeling, right? When we eat healthy fats, our skin, hair, nails, become more radiant. No more itchy, dry skin. No need for dandruff shampoos. Notice too, the lotions you use and give to your children. They often contain drying substances, like alcohol.
We often over “protect” our children by making sure everything is so nice and soft for them; soft towels, soft sheets, soft, soft, soft. Try an air dried towel to stimulate their skin in a different way, or dry brushing their skin before a shower (paying attention to how they like it), giving a massage with firm pressure and lavender oil before bed, rosemary before school to wake them up.
SEE DESCRIPTIONS OF ACTIVITIES UNDER “GAMES”
SEAL ON LAND
DRAWING ON BACK
BEAN BUCKETS /TREASURES