Have you ever thought about how often your little kids touch their mouth, nose, and eyes?
Now, older kids and adults understand why we should avoid touching our face…
However, your preschooler may not.
They say it takes around 21 days to form a habit. Today is the perfect day to teach your little one the importance of hand washing.
Let’s get started!
Lead By Example
Preschoolers are very impressionable. If they regularly see you washing your hands, it will encourage them to do the same.
Before meals and after playtime, have the entire family wash their hands together.
Don’t be afraid to make the process fun. A good rule of thumb is to sing the Happy Birthday song twice while hand washing.
Talk About Why
Your little ones may not understand why we need to wash our hands.
Sit down with them and explain how and why regular hand washing keeps us healthy.
Make It Fun
Who says hand washing can’t be fun! You just have to get a little creative.
How To Get Started
1) Purchase soap in their favourite scent or with their favourite character on it.
2) Make up a fun hand washing song.
3) Create a hand washing chart.
4) Read a fun hand washing book before bed.