Even if the benefits of staying hydrated are crystal clear, some kids can't be easily persuaded to sip it up. These ideas can help.
1. Add some flavor. Fresh fruit gives a hint of natural sweetness to plain old H2O. Cut watermelon into cubes, set them on a baking sheet, and freeze. Pop a few into a glass of water for a refreshing treat.
2. Make it fun. Silly Slinky Drinks straws dress up a glass of water with kid appeal. Made of silicone, they're reusable and dishwasher-safe. Fred and Friends, $9 for three
3. Make it accessible. The simple, slide-on Tapi transforms most faucets into an inviting water fountain. Pinch shut its silicone outlet to make water bubble out the top. Dreamfarm, $5.95
Originally published in the June/July 2013 issue of FamilyFun