Winter Wellness: Nurturing Healthy Habits for Little Ones

As parents of preschoolers, we know that keeping our little ones healthy and happy during the winter months can be a challenge. That’s why we’ve put together this comprehensive guide to help you maintain wellness throughout the colder months. Our goal is to turn winter into a season of vitality and resilience for our children, rather than a time of sickness and stress.

  Boost Immunity with Delicious Recipes

Nutrition is key to maintaining good health, especially during the winter months. Check out this collection of immune-boosting recipes from Once Upon A Farm that are not only delicious but also packed with nutrients to support your child’s health. From hearty soups to vitamin-rich snacks, these recipes will make mealtimes both wholesome and enjoyable.

1. Blueberries

Blueberries are the ultimate produce powerhouse, jam-packed with a flavonoid known as anthocyanin may provide a range of health benefits. And let’s not forget about vitamin C: one cup of blueberries provides 16% of the daily value for ages 4 and up!

Make it kid-friendly: Dip blueberries in yogurt and freeze for a naturally sweet, yummy treat or add to a smoothie along with banana, spinach and almond butter.

2. Broccoli

A jack of all trades in the veggie department, broccoli is brimming with a variety of nutrients, including fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron and potassium. Not only that, it has more protein than most other vegetables. And it helps support gut health.

Make it kid-friendly: Stir fry small pieces of broccoli with some of their favorite vegetables or add to pasta with your choice of sauce.

3. Oranges

Did you know one medium-size orange has all the vitamin C you need in one day? Additionally, oranges (along with most citrus fruits, like grapefruits and lemons) are an amazing source of fiber, as well as B vitamins, potassium, magnesium and copper. Consider them an immune-boosting holy grail.

Make it kid-friendly: Slice oranges into segments for a quick fruit snack, or make a fresh-squeezed juice.

4. Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are among the most versatile, nutritious root veggies out there, rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that protect your body from free radical damage and chronic disease. Sign us up. The beta carotene is what gives sweet potatoes their iconic orange hue, offering a great source of vitamin A, and because they’re lower on the glycemic index, sweet potatoes are less likely to cause a blood sugar spike than regular potatoes.

Make it kid-friendly: Mash or whip baked or boiled sweet potatoes with a touch of butter and cinnamon for a yummy side dish!

Stay Active with Fun Indoor Exercises

The colder weather often limits outdoor activities, but that doesn’t mean our little ones can’t stay active. We’ll provide a range of fun and creative indoor exercises designed to keep their bodies moving and energy levels high. From dance parties to imaginative play, these activities will not only promote physical health but also contribute to their overall well-being.

  • Make An Obstacle Course
  • Ball Juggling
  • Play the game “Twister”
  • Frog Hops
  • Balloon Play
  • Do the Hokey Pokey
  • Pillow Case Race

Creating a Winter Wellness Routine

Establishing routines is key to maintaining wellness, especially during the winter months. We’ll guide you in crafting a winter wellness routine that incorporates healthy habits seamlessly into your child’s daily life. From bedtime rituals to morning stretches, these routines will add structure and vitality to their winter days.

Set Family Resolutions for a Wonderful Year Together

The new year is the perfect time to come together as a family and set intentions for the months ahead. In this insightful blog post, we’ll explore the art of creating family resolutions – achievable goals that foster positivity, growth, and strengthened bonds. Let’s make this year a canvas for shared experiences, personal development, and the deepening of family connections.

Create Simple Daily Routines for Joyful Collaboration

Creating a positive and structured environment begins with establishing simple daily routines. We’ll provide practical tips on crafting routines that enhance family dynamics, making everyday activities a source of joy and collaboration. From morning rituals to bedtime routines, discover how these simple practices can positively impact your family’s well-being.

Plan Shared Experiences for Family Bonding

The heart of family resolutions lies in shared experiences. We’ll explore various activities and adventures that bring family members closer together. Whether it’s a monthly family game night, outdoor excursions, or collaborative projects, these shared experiences will create lasting memories and reinforce the bonds that make your family unique.

Infuse Positivity into Your Family’s Journey

Setting family resolutions is not just about achieving specific goals; it’s about infusing positivity into every aspect of your family’s journey. We’ll share strategies for maintaining a positive and supportive environment, fostering open communication, and celebrating the small victories that contribute to a wonderful year together.

We invite you to tour Brighton Preschool and meet our teachers and staff to learn more about what makes Brighton Preschool unique. We believe that by working together, we can create a joyful and healthy winter season for our children. Schedule your preschool tour today!


We had our daughter enrolled at another center but couldn’t help but notice that she was developmentally behind her peers.  We came for a visit at one of Brighton’s Centers and saw how engaging the teachers were with the kids.  We knew that a little more one-on-one attention would help bring our daughter up to speed in her development.  It has been the perfect learning environment for our daughter!