Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Hand Washing

We are learning about hand washing in our class. Please discuss and
reinforce these concepts with your child. And remember – your example is
your child’s best teacher!

  • Helping your child wash his/her hands upon arrival to preschool will, insha'allah, reduce the spread of illnesses and keep children with allergies safe.

Why is hand washing so important?
Washing your hands and your child's hands is the best thing that you can do to
stop the spread of germs. The moment that you finish washing your hands,
you start to collect germs again by opening doors, wiping faces, playing with
children’s toys and using the washroom. You cannot avoid collecting germs, but
you can reduce the chance of infecting others by knowing when to wash your

Washing hands thoroughly and often is one of the best ways to prevent disease. Children and
adults should wash their hands frequently throughout the day.

When should children wash their hands?
• The first thing you do when arriving at childcare or school;
• Before playing with a group media (playdough, watertable, etc) or toys;
• After having a diaper change or using the toilet;
• Before eating or handling food;
• After playing outdoors or in sand; and
• After playing with pets or animals.
• Whenever they look or smell dirty

As always – thank you for your support!

Songs and Fingerplays about

Wash, Wash, Wash Your Hand
Wash, Wash, Wash Your Hands
Wash, wash, wash your hands
Wash them nice and clean
Wash them on top,
Wash them on bottom and fingers in between.
Wash, wash, wash your hands
Wash them nice and clean
Wash them on top,
Wash them on bottom and fingers in between.
Washing Hands Song
Tops and Bottoms, tops and bottoms,
In between, in between,
All around your hands, all around your hands,
Makes them clean. Makes them clean
All around, all around

This Is The Way We Wash Our Hands
This is the way we wash our hands
Wash our hands
Wash our hands
This is the way we wash our hands
To keep our bodies health

Wash Wash Wash Your Hands
(Tune of Row Row Row Your Boat)
Wash, wash, wash your hands.
Wash them nice and clean.
Wash them on top, wash them on bottom
and fingers in between!

The Big Achoo!
Tissue, tissue, where are you?
I can feel a sneeze coming through.
I’ll cover my mouth, and cover my nose.
Look out everybody! Here it goes!
Ah… Ah…. Choo!!

Wash Those Germs Away!
After you use the restroom,
And after I go outside to play,
Wash your hands with soap and water,
And wash those germs away!

No comments:

Post a Comment