This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SamsClubMag #CollectiveBias. Here I’m sharing some helpful parenting tips to teach kids to ward of germs and stay healthy. In addition, I’m providing a free download of four charts including a five step chart for washing hands, and five tips for keeping everyone healthy in the classroom. Just click through and scroll down to get your free copy.
Many HappyandBlessedHome.com readers are teachers and moms who want to help kids stay healthy as the new school year begins. I also want to teach my boys to ward off germs and learn healthy habits now that will last them a lifetime. As I was thinking through easy ways to help my boys, I came up with 5 tips to help them stay healthy, and 4 printable charts with cute graphics to remind them of the steps to take to avoid getting sick.
5 Tips for Keeping Kids Healthy
1. Teach them the right way to wash their hands. Children may or may not know to use soap and water when they wash. They may also not know that they need to scrub their hands together as they wash. Each time my three-year-old washes his hands, I watch him and remind him to always use soap and scrub his hands. He’s getting better at it. My five-year-old has mastered the process and I can always count on him to wash his hands before supper or after playing outside or with crafts. I’ve included a free chart in this printable pack to helps parents and teachers teach kids the right way to wash their hands.
2. Teach kids to avoid spreading germs. The charts include graphics that explain it’s not correct to cough on someone else’s things. Sometimes showing children what “not to do” is an important as teaching them the right things to do.
3. Teach kids to use hand sanitizer. Sometimes, you can’t make it to the bathroom to wash your hands. When my son was a preemie infant in the NICU, the nurses taught us to always use hand sanitizer before touching anything. I realize some folks may not like using hand sanitizer but I’m a firm believer in it, especially after being coached by doctors and nurses in the NICU to use it.
4. Tech kids the right way to cough. By coughing into their elbows, kids can avoid speeding germs with their hands. Obviously, coughing into a hand is better than nothing, but coughing into an elbow will keep hands free of germs.
5. Teach kids to use a tissue when they blow their nose. Where we live the air is dry and we all struggle with the dryness. By teaching kids to use a tissue to blow their nose when airways are blocked, they have a much more polite and sanitary option than picking their noses and spreading mucus germs on their fingertips.
Scroll down to download your free copy of these Teach Kids Heathly Habits Printables at the bottom of this post.
A great place to save on Health Supplies
I’m a long standing member of Sam’s Club and I can always find loads of sanitizing wipes, tissues, and medicines to ease the symptoms of coughs and colds in the store.
FREE Sam’s Club Health Screenings
In case you didn’t know, Sam’s Club offers FREE Health Screenings both to members and non-members. So even if you’re not a member you can make a stop at Sam’s to get your blood pressure, BMI, and other important health measures checked. I wrote an article about my last health screening here: Sam’s Club Health Screening, in case you’d like to see what they do at an actual screening. The next Sam’s Club FREE Health Screening will be held on September 12, 2015 at your local Sam’s Club. If you’re not a member, just let the greeter know you’re there for the FREE Health Screening.
I’ve pictured some of the folks who assisted me with my last health screening here. They are friendly and very helpful. If you’re interested in a free health screening, just check the FREE Health Screenings at Sam’s Club Online Link for the Sam’s Club in your area.
While you’re at Sam’s Club, check out the pharmacy. I was able to chat with the pharmacist about the right allergy medications to use for our family. She was very knowledgable and gave me some great information. She even informed me of a generic alternative that will save us a bundle on allergy medications this year.
Sam’s Club – Healthy Living Made Simple
Sam’s Club also offers a free app where you can access tips for healthier living online. You can find an article I’ve written about the app here: Sam’s Club Heathy Living App. They also offer a printed copy of Sam’s Club Healthy Living Made Simple magazine that you can pick up the next time you’re in the store. In it you’ll learn more about special offers and discounts on popular Sam’s products as well as healthy recipes and tips for healthy living.
Download your FREE Keep Kids Healthy Printables
To download your 4 page copy of free printables to keep kids healthy just click the blue “Download Now” button.
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How do you stay healthy?
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