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Monday, March 21, 2016



Educating Kids About The Current Heat Wave

Malaysia is currently experiencing a heat wave which could last till the end of March or even longer according to news reports.

Here's what we can do as parents. We can and should educate our children on the effects of heat wave. We should also advice them on what to do.

Let's not forget to tell our kids to do the following:

  • Drink more water than usual and don't wait until thirsty to drink
  • Inform teacher if they feel uncomfortable or unwell in the classroom or during activities
As parents we can do the following for our kids and ourselves too:
  • Make sure the kids wear light comfortable clothing at  home
  • Ensure that the home is cool and comfortable
  • Encourage the children to take cool showers or baths
  • Stay indoors on hot days
  • Apply sunscreen when going outdoors
  • Check local news for extreme heat alerts and safety tips
  • Learn the symptoms of heat illness
There has been some confusion over who decides heatwave school closures. Do not pay heed to unreliable sources of information through whatsapp or social media. There were some hoax "announcements" being shared recently.

Below are some of the official links you can check for the latest news about the heatwave. (quoted from the sharing on the Malaysia MOE website on Monday March 21, 2016 at 8.16am)


- FB Rasmi KPM (Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia) 
- Portal Rasmi KPM (www.moe.gov.my)
- FB Rasmi YB Menteri Pendidikan (Dato' Seri Mahdzir Khalid)
- FB Rasmi YB Timb. Menteri Pendidikan II (Chong Sin Woon 张盛闻)
- Pihak sekolah dan PPD masing-masing.
Jika maklumat yang diterima dari sumber selain yang dinyatakan di atas, maka ia dianggap palsu.

Any news not arising from the above sources may be considered fake.

You can also share the infographic below with your kids or read up more about Extreme Heat on the Centres For Decease And Control Prevention website.

Share this post with other parents you know. Sharing is caring. 


National Environment Public Health Tracking Network

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