Monday, July 8, 2013

Time to Wash Those Hands!

Okay, so it’s no secret that germs are all around us. They are in our food, on doorknobs, and virtually anywhere else we can imagine. Scary, right? The good news is that we can prevent many harmful germs from ever getting to us!

Hand washing is our first line of defense against the attack of germs. Our hands go with us everywhere, and touch EVERYTHING. That includes our eyes and our mouth, which is where many germs enter our body. By cutting germs off at our hands, we dramatically decrease the amount that enters our body.

So, we get it, hand washing is great for fending off germs. Turns out, knowing is only half the battle! We can be great at washing our hands consistently, but how are we supposed to convince our kids to wash their hands too? One technique we’ve found that helps with our children is having them sing their ABC’s as they wash. The kids love to sing, and it takes long enough to where they get a healthy productive wash in. Now they have more fun, they learn, and they stay germ-free!

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