Handwashing 101

washing-hands1We all know the benefits of soap and water. But how do you convince a toddler or older child that there’s a certain amount of time of scrubbing with those soapy bubbles that offers the essential and best benefits? Explanations won’t do much for tots (but here’s some great info for you.)  Making it fun will go much farther with the little guys.

Someone actually figured out that the optimal time needed for cleaning and minimizing muddy mayhem, germs, paint, parasites (including pinworms), etc. is the length of time it takes to sing two choruses of Happy Birthday or The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round – at least 20 seconds. If you get more than that with this chore, it’s because someone’s having fun.   :o)

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