Be Clean and Well!

Daily cleaning routines don’t have to be a chore! You can make hand-washing into a time for singing, brushing teeth into a dance routine, and bath-time into a play-and-bonding time. The websites below feature ways to keep you and your child healthy.

child wellness

Find out about children’s health topics, from fire safety to obesity prevention.

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oral health

just for kids

hand washing

Find out why hand washing is so important, sing a song while you wash, and make a piece of art to remind your child to wash their hands well every time!

book ideas

Great books to read with your child about bath time, hand washing, brushing teeth, and more can be found in the links below!

Super Star Hand Washer

Hand Washing Song

Check out this song all about washing your hands and read the lyrics to sing along!

Wash your hands!

wash your hands

When do I wash?

  • Before eating.
  • After using the bathroom (or helping your child do so, or changing a diaper).
  • After playing outside or with pets.
  • Any time hands look dirty.

How do I wash?

  • Use warm water and soap.
  • Wet hands and apply soap.
  • Rub your hands with the soap. Make sure you show your child how to rub soap on all areas of the hand, including the backs, in between fingers, and under nails.
  • Rinse hands with warm water and dry with a towel.
  • If you are using a public restroom, use the paper towel to turn off the faucet.

How long should I wash?

  • Wash for about 15 seconds. You can count the seconds, OR sing “Happy Birthday” twice