January 2

Sing a Song

Wash Your Hands

Sing the hand washing song!

Wash your hands,
Before you eat,
A good health rule,
That’s hard to beat.
For better work,
For better play,
Eat three good meals,
Every day.


The Wash Hands Song with Danielle Howle


The Wash Hands Song

Try This

Show your child the correct way to wash their hands.

  1. Wet your hands with running water.
  2. Apply liquid, bar or powder soap.
  3. Lather well.
  4. Rub your hands vigorously for at least 20 seconds. One fun way to count the time is washing hands for as long as it takes to sing the “Happy Birthday” song twice.
  5. Remember to scrub all surfaces, including the backs of your hands, wrists, between your fingers and under your fingernails.
  6. Rinse well.
  7. Dry your hands with a clean or disposable towel or air dryer.

Read a book

book cover
Healthy Eating by Deborah Chancellor

Here is a book recommendation for today. Check out the picture book collection at your local library, where there are lots of books to choose from! Find nearby libraries.

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