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Teach your child the importance of cleanliness

Explore a germ's journey from toilet seat to tummy and learn how to prevent illness through careful hygiene. Teach children the ABC – antecedents, behaviour and consequences. Antecedents are germs in the environment, behaviour is washing hands, and consequence is keeping well.

A Germ’s Journey

Germs are easily removed by washing our hands with soap. Encourage children to wash all the germs away with soap and water, instead of putting their hand in their mouth and making themselves sick.

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Find the germs

Look around the cafe scene and see if your child can identify where all 6 germs might be hiding; by the bin, on the table, etc. Discuss why you should wash your hands after touching certain areas.

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Handwashing Song

Song Lyrics

Scrub, scrub, scrub in between your fingers
Scrub, scrub, scrub under your nails
Rubadub rub your hands together
Rubadub rub round your wrists

Number One: Get your clean water
Number Two: Get your hands wet
Number three: Wash them with soap
Can you see the bubbles yet?

Scrub, scrub, scrub in between your fingers
Scrub, scrub, scrub under your nails
Rubadub rub your hands together
Rubadub rub round your wrists

Number Four: Wash off the bubbles
Number Five: Is the water clean?
Number Six: Now dry your hands
Remember germs can’t be seen

Bubble, bubble, bubble
bubble, bubble, bubble
bubble, bubble, bubble
I’m washing my hands!
Bubble, bubble, bubble
bubble, bubble, bubble
bubble, bubble, bubble
I’m washing my hands!

Scrub, scrub, scrub in between your fingers
Scrub, scrub, scrub under your nails
Rubadub rub your hands together
Rubadub rub round your wrists

BYE BYE GERMS!


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