Westfield Nursery

Health Week, Tuesday – Washing Hands


Tuesday – Today let’s look at Washing hands.  This is obviously an essential time for children to learn how to wash their hands properly and to understand why we need to wash our hands:

  • Talk to your child about when they should wash their hands normally:
    • after going to the toilet
    • before eating
    • after playing outside
    • after touching pets
    • if you have coughed or sneezed
  • This is the poster your child will have seen around the nursery and an example of the correct way to wash hands:
  • Some ideas to reinforce the importance of washing hands:
    Make some dirty/clean hands and design some germs:
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    Experiment to show how germs are on your hands and need washed off:
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    Put glitter on your child’s hand and get them to shake hands with every family member to show how easily germs can spread….
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    then try to wash the glitter off, this will show your child how much easier it is if you use soap to get the glitter off (sugar or salt would also work to give the idea if you do not have any glitter).

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