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Kids: Wash your Hands & Sing!

School has started, and so now we parents worry about the spread of germs.

According to the CDC, handwashing is your own “do it yourself vaccine.”

To avoid illness, parents should teach their children to wash their hands with soap for at least 20 seconds.

Some parents will teach their children to sing a song once or twice while they are scrubbing, so that they scrub for the right amount of time. Here's 5 hand washing songs your preschoolers will love:

  • Tops and Bottoms. (Tune: Frere Jaque)

  • Wash, Wash, Wash Your Hands. (To the tune of Row, Row, Row Your Boat):

  • This is the Way We Wash Our Hands. (To the tune of Mulberry Bush):

  • If You're Happy and You Know It Wash Your Hands!

  • The soap on your hands. (Tune: Wheels on the Bus)

Timing is important to help rid hands of pathogens (germs). Remind your children to wash if their hands are soiled and especially before they eat.

Take care of your body, my friends! It’s the only one you get!

Amanda Cudney, BSN, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

For more information go to cdc.gov

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