Friday, August 10, 2018


Washing hands can be an effective way to keep you and your children healthy.  It might be wise at the beginning of the year to have a discussion about WHEN you should wash your hands.  (You have to remember that children come from different homes with different expectation.)  

Practice washing hands following the guidelines and teach children a song to make the task more fun.

Wash, Wash, Wash Your Hands   (Tune: "Row, Row, Row Your Boat")
Wash, wash, wash your hands
play the handy game.
Rub and scrub and scrub and rub
Germs go down the drain!

Children love to look at themselves in the mirror, so place a mirror above the sink where children clean up.  Remind them to sing "Happy Birthday" to yourself twice as you look in the mirror.
Scrub a Dub
(Tune:  "Yellow Bird")
Scrub a dub, rub, rub, a scrub a dub.
Scrub a dub, rub, rub, a scrub a dub.
Germs go down the drain,
And that’s not a shame.
Wash the dirt away,
Get hands clean today.
Soap them up real good,
Rinse them like you should.
And healthy you’ll be!

Potty, Flush, and Wash (Cindy and Tracy)
Several years ago at a workshop two teachers taught us this song to the tune of “London Bridge.”
     Potty, flush, and wash your hands,
     Wash your hands, wash your hands.
     Potty, flush and wash your hands