Teaching Kids to Wash Hands

Teaching kids to wash hands is really a hands-on activity! The best way to learn about washing hands is to wash your hands. Our children are doing that a lot! To make sure they are washing long enough, we sing a favorite song that last for two minutes.

Learning about Germs

Our children’s health and safety are always of paramount importance at the Academy. Now, even more than ever, we want to be sure our little ones are doing everything they can to be safe. Although COVID-19 is a serious and potentially scary topic, we are teaching children about germs in many ways that are fun.

All That Glitters. . .

When it comes to germs, glitter is a perfect way to illustrate how we carry and transmit germs. Kids love glitter to begin with, but when they can put it all over their hands, it’s even more fun. Shaking their hands or rubbing their hands on a surface shows how germs get on other things. Then washing the glitter off the hands really drives home the importance of hand washing.

Teaching Kids to Wash HandsStaying Healthy by Being Outdoors

In addition to all the other health benefits of being outside, it actually helps strengthen the immune system. Just 10–30 minutes of midday sunlight, several times per week, is all we need to support the immune system.

Being outside just lifts the spirits too. Take a look at the smile on this face at one of our Brentwood locations. Is it any wonder our parents and kids think that Academy is one of the best preschools Brentwood TN has to offer?

More Tips for Teaching Kids to Wash Hands

Try these at home:

  • Lead by example
  • Practice five steps – wet, lather, scrub, rinse and dry
  • Give frequent reminders – before eating and after using the bathroom
  • Practice with hand-sanitizer