It’s that time of year again! The time of year we are all confined to the indoors – okay not fully confined since winter seems to have taken a back seat to allow for a spring teaser, at least for the moment. (Please note that if we are hit with a monster blizzard I take no responsibility!)
Unfortunately, it does not seem that this unseasonable weather has cut back on all the sickness that seems to be going around.
Of course, we all know that good sanitary practices like hand washing and coughing or sneezing into a tissue can help curb the spread of those pesky germs. One group of people that have trouble with this can be children. It’s not their fault, certainly. I mean it isn’t like you can see a germ and if you can’t see it, is it really there? They are just little people and need to be taught and retaught the best way to squelch the spread of germs. Even some of us adults could use a refresher in how to cut down on the spread of germs.
Below are some resources available through Fontana Regional Library that can help children and adults better understand germs and how we can slow them down.
For Teachers and Homeschoolers
Check out this great Curriculum Kit! It contains several books and some interactive things to use. It is geared toward kindergarten but I can definitely see it being used with preschoolers all the way up to second graders.
As I perused the catalog in search of germy resources I came across this title, Germ Proof Your Kids. I will admit that I did not read it, but it looks interesting. It was published in 2008 so I wonder what they say about hand sanitizers?
A Fun Song to Teach Good Hand Washing – from our friends at Jbrary
Here’s to good hand washing and fewer germs to spread this winter season and throughout the entire year!