6 Healthy Habits to Keep Your Child from Getting Sick at School

Today, I am sharing the best tips to prevent your child from getting sick at school.

As a mom, teacher and former microbiologist I am confident that teaching your kids these habits at home will help them to avoid germs when they are at school.

Teach Kids How to Wash Their Hands

Kids should be taught to wash their hands with soap and water while singing “Happy Birthday” two times through.

Teach Your Kids to Avoid Touching Their:

– Eyes – Nose – Mouth – Basically, any part of their face 😉

Teach Them Not to Share Food

Talk to your kids about the importance of not sharing the following items: – Food – Drinks – Chapstick/Make-up

Teach them to tie their shoes

I have discovered that shoelaces are often wet. Even when it is a completely sunny day outside. So, how are they getting wet? From the bathroom floor! Disgust-o!

Teach Them to Cough and Sneeze in Their Elbow

When you teach your child to sneeze into their elbow it blocks the germs and keeps them from getting them on their hands and spreading them to everyone else- which makes the entire classroom a healthier place to be.

Teach Them to Use Utensils When They Eat

If they use a fork it’s less likely they are going to be ingesting the germs on their hands. It’s best to just wash their hands, but this is a good measure if you want to be extra careful.

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