I’ll admit it. Water isn’t always on my mind.
I am a Southern woman…sweet tea is our water. Right? RIGHT?
*hangs head* The reality is sometimes I set a terrible example for my children. My husband, on the other hand, is absolutely great with drinking water and he somehow holds my hand with reminders on a daily basis. And if you didn’t know already, water is incredibly important…and quite interesting.
Now in our house, while I admittedly am not always excellent about drinking water, I do not allow any soda for the kids. Charlotte is 7 years old and has maybe had a sip of Sprite twice in her life. I am pretty much a stickler about drinks that are overly sugary and soda is a definite no no drink. I am less harsh but still picky over juice drinks. We are a Gatorade, Milk, toddler formula, and tea family.
But today I sat down with Charlotte to talk to her about water…if she likes it, how her habits are with drinking it (about as good as mine) and this is how THAT went.
Could she have possibly picked on my age any more?
I have a feeling that will get less funny as I get older.:/
Anyway, as parents we want to keep impressing on our kids how to replace sugary drinks with drinks that are not only good for you, but part of what you need to be strong and healthy.
Here are some fun facts to share with your kids that will help you get started on your own conversation with your kids:
Just a few facts about water:
- * 84% of a raw apple is water.
- * A snapping turtle can only swallow when it’s head is under water.
- * A rat can go longer without water than a camel.
- * Elephants can smell water up to 3 miles away.
- * Water is the most common substance found on earth.
- * A dairy cow must drink four gallons of water to produce one gallon of milk.
- * 65% of the human body is water, 75% of the human brain is water.
- * 75% of a chicken, 80% of a pineapple, and 95% of a tomato is water.
- * A jelly fish is 95% water.
- * In a 100-year period, a water molecule spends 98 years in the ocean, 20 months as ice, about 2 weeks in lakes and rivers, and less than a week in the atmosphere.
- * Each day the sun evaporates 1,000,000,000,000 (a trillion) tons of water.
- * 80% of the earth’s surface is water.
- * The average person in the United States uses anywhere from 80-100 gallons of water per day. Flushing the toilet actually takes up the largest amount of this water.
That’s one way I’ve helped my kids discover the wonders of water. Brita’s new product, the Brita Bottle for Kids, now provides an easy and fun way to have clean, filtered H2O on the go.
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