"But my hands are clean," your 4-year-old insists after he sneezes right into them. "Look at them — I don't see any germs on them." How do you explain the concept of germs for kids to understand? Should you just focus on the actions behind hygiene — washing your hands, catching your sneeze with your elbow and not sharing utensils or food — without dwelling on the explanations?
According to health experts, giving kids explanations or even educational activities behind these basic hygiene practices can go a long way toward helping them become more germ-conscious. Now more than ever, it’s critical for kids to know how to wash their hands. But they’ll never do it if they don’t know why. They need to know what germs are—microscopic bacteria and viruses that can make you sick—as well as how easily germs spread. But germ education doesn’t have to be a lecture or a health textbook. Instead, try these fun ways to teach kids about germs at home (under parental supervision, of course!).
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