“Did You Wash Your Hands?!”
your child to wash hands as part of a daily routine (e.g., before eating, after
using the toilet before coming in from outside, messy activities, etc).
your child help you wash dishes.
your child with a basin filled with soap and water.
your child wash dolls, dishes or toys.
your child a piece of Play-Doh or clay. Place it between your child’s hand and
rub them together.
Apply lotion to your child’s hand. Practice
rubbing your child’s hands together.
soap in a pump. It is easier to use.
your child to wash your hands.
your child stand by your side, so that the two of you can wash hands together.
your child direction on how to wash hands.
to the sequence that is required in washing hands. For example, first point to
the water, then the soap, then the water again.
behind your child and place your hand on top of your child’s. Physically take
your child through the sequence of washing hands.
fade away cues as your child is able to independently wash hands.