You may have heard this a lot, but washing your hands often is the best way to prevent germs from spreading.
Get in the habit of washing your hands properly for your children at times like before and after eating, when playing (this helps limit bacteria build up on toys, especially the common play area). , after sneezing, coughing or stroking animals and after using the toilet.
To help your child easily learn and form a habit, the whole family wash their hands together thoroughly according to the 6-step instructions of the Ministry of Health:
Step 1: Wet your palms with water, rub soap on palms, rub palms together.
Step 2: Rub one palm over the back, outside of the other and vice versa.
Step 3: Rub your palms together, rubbing the gaps in your fingers.
Step 4: Rub the outside of the fingers of one hand into the palm of the other and vice versa (back of the hand to cuddle with the palm).
Step 5: Use one hand to turn the thumb of the other hand and vice versa (palm hugging the thumb).
Step 6: Turn the fingertips of one hand into the other and vice versa. Wash your hands to your wrists under running water and dry your hands.
You should also prepare a dry hand gel for everyone in case you don’t have a sink when you go out.