A children's book about hygiene can teach your son or daughter how important several daily hygiene tasks are, but you'll need to ensure that performing these tasks is easy. Even if children understand the importance of daily self-care, they may focus on other things if there are obstacles to daily personal hygiene. Hand washing is something that many children forget to do or perhaps don't view as important, but reading a personal hygiene book frequently can make your child excited about removing dirt and grime for his or her fingers and hands. Here are some ways that you can help your child to perform this task.
Offer A Stool
One reason that some children either fail to wash their hands or make a poor effort at this task is that they struggle to properly reach the sink. When a child can barely get his or her hands under the tap, the appeal of washing them quickly goes away. You can make this task easier for your child by providing a stool, which will allow your child to stand tall enough to use the sink with ease. The stool can live beside the sink, and your child can pull it out whenever it's needed.
Buy A Fun Soap Bottle
Some children will quickly rinse their hands under the tap but may fail to use soap and scrub their hands for several seconds. One way to encourage your son or daughter to incorporate soap for a full washing experience is to buy a fun bottle of soap. Pharmacies and supermarkets have many children's soap products. These bottles contain conventional soap, but the bottle features images that may appeal to your child — superheroes, cartoon characters, sports team logos, and more. After learning about the value of using soap in the hygiene book, your child will be keener to reach for this bottle because of its appearance.
Hang A Towel At The Right Level
As a parent, you've likely nagged your child about leaving the bathroom with hands that are dripping wet — which makes a mess on the hallway floor, and also leaves water on anything that your child touches. Carefully drying the hands is an important final part of washing them, but some children skip this task. Give some thought to why your son or daughter might not make this effort. It's possible that the hand towel hangs too high to reach with ease. Consider hanging a children's towel lower on the wall so that your child can dry his or her hands easily.
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