Teaching Wellness to Your Classroom

Oct 22, 2015

Although it is the adult’s responsibility to prevent the spread of diseases, it’s also our job to educate children about being responsible for their own hygiene and wellness. Childcare providers have an unique opportunity to be able to show our students day-in and day-out how to keep clean and healthy. Here are a few fun ways to help teach our students how to keep clean.

Hand washing songs

Because hand washing is only effective when done for a certain amount of time, teaching your students a song to sing while washing will help them learn the correct length of time needed as well as have fun!

Wash, wash, wash your hands,
Play our handy game.
Rub and scrub and scrub and rub
Germs go down the drain!
(to the tune of  Row your boat)

Books for the classroom

There are a wide array of books written to help teach children about germs and how to stop the spread. And reading books aloud is a great activity for your classroom! No More Germs Please, and Germs are Not for Sharing are two books I recommend to start teaching children the importance of keeping clean.

Teach them how to sneeze/cough

Because there is not always a sink around -at the park or on a field trip- teaching children the correct way to cough and sneeze so as not spread germs will help cut down the spread of illness.

If you are looking for more information on how to stop the spread of communicable disease in your childcare center,

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