I am a bit of a germ/pandemic freak. Somewhere in Sugarland my parents are laughing hysterically. I have the reputation in the family as the person most likely to open doors with her elbows.
So given the predicted surge in the swine flu epidemic, I thought it was the perfect time for us to have a "health and hygiene" unit for our preschooler. (and lets face it, the rest of us could use the reminder too).
So we learned how to wash our hands:
- warmish water
- generous soap
- lather the palms, tops of hands and in between fingers and nails while singing "happy birthday" song twice.
- grab ONE paper towel (we are still working on this)
- turn of faucet with used towel
- throw towel in trash (another sticking point)
The older girls enjoyed making little books that explain handwashing. Tomorrow we are going to do bubble painting!