Hi Kids, I’m Undercover Cody, the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society’s SunSmart turtle mascot.
Undercover Cody, the coolest SunSmart turtle is here to keep you safe in the sun and remind you to Slip, Slop, Slap and Wrap this summer.
into a shirt and into some shade between 10am and 4pm when the sun’s ultraviolet rays are at their strongest.
on some sunscreen before going outdoors. The best type is called an SPF30+ broad-spectrum sunscreen. Wipe it on thickly at least 15 minutes before going outside, and then reapply when you get outside to make sure you’ve covered all your skin completely. If you go swimming or run around and get sweaty, make sure you put sunscreen on again every two hours.
on a hat. The best hats to wear are the wide brimmed hats or bucket hats. Caps are not sun smart as they do not protect the back of the neck and ears but if that’s all you have make sure you slap it on.
on a pair of sunglasses. Choose close fitting wraparound sunglasses.
Remember, you can get sunburnt on a cloudy day or in the water. It’s the rays of the sun that burn your skin, not the heat so even when it is cool or cloudy you can still get sun burnt. The re‑flection from the water can make the rays of the sun even stronger so always make sure you Slip, Slop, Slap and Wrap kids!
Download the worksheet below to introduce your preschooler to Underwater Cody and help him get ready to head outside safely!
Source: Undercover Cody™ is a Waikato/Bay of Plenty Division Cancer Society of NZ Inc initiative. http://www.undercovercody.co.nz/