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Personal Hygiene For Kids: How to Teach Effectively?

Apr 7, 2020
Kids Activities , Parenthood

“Eww! It’s dusty” “Did you wash your hands?” “Come on guys. It’s time to brush your teeth.” “You’re sweaty. You will develop skin infection” The tiny little hands are always reaching out to grab anything they see.

The coronavirus pandemic has inflicted significant damage and panic worldwide. When people ask how to protect children from COVID-19, one of the first suggestions from the doctors is washing your hands.

How and when to teach Personal Hygiene For Kids?

  1. Back to school
  2. After using toilet
  3. After coughing and sneezing
  4. While eating on the table
  5. Back from the playground and outside

How to teach Personal Hygiene For Kids

1. Teach Personal Hygiene For Kids when Back from School:

Children are more inclined to catching infections than adults, the reason being that children are in close contact with other kids at daycare or school where germs are easily transmitted. Unfortunately, most children are not as conscious of personal hygiene as they should be, which increases their risk of illness.

Encourage your child to bathe daily and twice a day during summer. Their bath should include scrubbing their skin with soap, shampooing hair every other day and getting rid of the lather without wasting water. This routine can easily be adapted by making them play interactive learning games such as Skidos » Apps » Bath – Learning Games For Kids

2. Teach Personal Hygiene For Kids after using Toilet 

Do not assume that it is a very early age for that they are not in a position to maintain cleanliness all around. Potty Training could be tiring if you practice traditional ways. It takes days of practice and patience with little humans to teach them things like – Wiping the bum properly and the seat after use, flush, washing hands with soap, and spraying a bathroom freshener.

Don’t give up, and try making them play potty training learning games such as these – Learning Games For Kids. Your child competes to win the game by completing all the tasks and helps teach mouth sanitation too.

3. Teach Personal Hygiene For Kids after coughing and Sneezing:

As the new coronavirus is spreading rapidly throughout the world, parents are increasingly on edge. Kids must learn coughing and sneezing etiquettes at a very early stage. Prevent your child from spreading infections by teaching him/her how to sneeze and cough by covering the mouth and nose with a handkerchief, sleeve or elbow instead of naked hands.

One very interesting part of the Skidos KIDS BATH game is that it lets your kid learn how to clean up and wipe the nose with a tissue and then bin it. It’s effortless and fun!

4. Table Hygiene:

Before teaching table manners to children, it’s critical to teach them how to eat neatly. It’s okay for them to experiment and waste some food. You will see the mess with spilled food and drinks. You keep cleaning it up, they’ll never stop spilling. The best way to make them learn to eat with a spoon neatly and also serve others properly is by making them clean their own mess first. Cultivate the habit of leaving the plate in the kitchen sink after finishing their food. Make sure they gargle after every meal so that the food particles in the mouth get washed away.

Simple steps 

Wash your Hands -> Serve the food -> wear a bib -> eat neatly -> Plates in the sink -> wash your hands -> gargle 

5. Back From the Playground:

Things like mud, door handles, and food from outside and even toys can be unhygienic and could pose problems in the form of transmittable diseases.

As always, encourage toddlers to wash their hands often and thoroughly with soap and water for at least 15-20 seconds. Sweat can bring in a lot of bacteria on one’s body if not cleaned regularly. It’s alright to not give them a bath every time they come from outside, but it’s imperative to get rid of sweat, precipitation and odor from the body, armpits, feet and hands as sweat is a perfect breeding ground for viruses and fungi.

Remember, kids learn more and better when they see than that when they are made to do something.

So, let us follow these basic etiquettes for a healthy lifestyle and be a role model for our kids. Don’t forget to praise them when they follow good practices.

5 basic bathroom and laundry manners to your tots:

#1 Brushing Teeth: 

To get a kid to brush her teeth is one thing. To put a system in place where consistency is needed? Impossible! Children, no matter how cute, curious, funny they seem, they are also unfortunately unhygienic. Therefore, we have devised a game, KIDS BATH which playfully teaches your kids the sequence in which a child learns how to clean the teeth.

How it works

The little animated kid is standing in front of the sink and is tossed with dirt. Let’s clean it up step by step

  • Blow the nose
  • Wipe your face
  • Trim your nails
  • Comb your hair
  • Do not forget to bin the paper towels
  • Wash your hands with soap
  • Apply toothpaste on your brush and effectively brush your teeth.

#2 Using a Washing Machine

Taking care of clothes is one of the features of the BATH GAME which is predominantly designed as a fun engaging game and then integrated with interactive learning content. Your child will become a pro at pouring detergent and softener along with the dirty clothes and operate the machine.

How it works

  • The kid is standing next to the machine wearing dirty clothes.
  • He opens the front lid and adds his clothes one-by-one to the machine
  • He then pours the detergent and softener into the machine compartments
  • Press a button with a ‘water drop’ icon to Fill water, then the ‘t-shirt’ icon to rinse and finally the ‘swirl’ icon to spin it so your laundry soaks dry.
  • The last step is to transfer the clothes into a laundry bag.

#3 Ironing and Folding Clothes

Washed clothes are to be ironed now but is your child too young to iron them? Uh Ah! Skidos BATH GAME has a role play technique to bring your kids to try to take up the laundry room challenge with ironing garments, folding them neatly and then placing it into the right cabinets.

How it works

  • The animated friend takes out each garment (Denims, Frock, Shorts, t-shirt) from the laundry bag and places it on the ironing board.
  • After ironing all corners of the garment, the champ has to follow the labelled dotted lines to fold each cloth.
  • For t-shirts and dresses, fold the sleeves first and then fold the bottom fold to align with the shoulder edge, square. For Denims and shorts, give it two and single fold respectively.
  • Now sort the clothes and place dresses, Pants, t-shirts in the designated drawers.

#4 Shower and Bath

Game-based learning is an amazing way to improve performance and knowledge and promote a healthy sense of competition with the self. With a routine practice of the BATH GAME, you will see your kid champion the art of taking a shower with minimum adult supervision. It teaches the use of a foot scrubber, bubble bath, shampoo, towel, dryer.

How it works

The cute character is in the tub filled with water.

  • Draw the curtains
  • Scrub his feet nicely
  • Make him play with water toys while shampooing.
  • Rinse the hair and body properly under the shower.
  • Place the toys back on the shelf
  • Wipe his body with a towel before he catches cold and blow dry the hair with the dryer.
  • Open the cupboard and scroll it through to put on a dress based on time of the day.

#5 Going to the loo

Most children begin toilet training between 2 and 3 years of age, but each child will reach this developmental milestone in his or her own time. Remember, games are a great way for your child to have fun while potty training. If you want him to learn to wipe the but neatly, flush positively, and wash her hands after doing the business, this is the game you must subscribe – Skidos BATH

How it works

  • The character is sitting on the pot.
  • Tickle his tummy to do his business.
  • Clean the bum with the toilet paper at least twice.
  • Flush the potty
  • Choose from a variety of room fresheners to spray so the bathroom smells fresh.
  • Open the tap, rinse his hands, apply soap and lather his hands.
  • Rinse hands with water, turn off that tap and pat his hands dry with a hand towel.

Parent, isn’t this sounding fun, already? Play together, talk about activities and learn that there’s nothing scary in keeping yourself tidy! 🙂


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