Wash Your Hands
By Margaret McNamara
About Wash Your Hands
The book takes you through how a teacher teaches her students how to correctly wash their hands and why.
Wash Your Hands is best for children from preschool – 1st grade.
Why I enjoyed Wash Your Hands
I took this book to my son’s preschool class when I was the Mystery Reader. I chose it because it’s the perfect story for this time of year. I am always trying to teach my children about washing their hands and why it’s more than just putting your hands under water. The author shows how a teacher could involve her students in the learning. As I read I questioned the kids the same way. Even though most students know they should wash their hands, not all know all that’s involved.
- using warm water
- lathering up both sides or your hands and in between your fingers with soap
- then rinse
The teacher then shows the students how to wash their hands correctly with a song. It’s an easy book to read to kids that doesn’t take long to read. It gives you a way to see what your kids know and to teach them the correct method without them feeling like mom and dad is nagging them again.
Why the students enjoyed Wash Your Hands
- They enjoyed being asked questions and feeling a part of the conversation.
- They liked that the kids in the story were their age.
- The washing your hands song was their favorite part of the story.
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