Dr Mc Puffin teaches little kids about when to wash their hands.
Dr. Mc Puffin was puzzled. He scratched his head with his foot. He is a bird, and that’s what they do. He was wondering how you should help children to learn about handwashing. It seemed to him that some children don’t really know when to wash their hands. They might wash them too much, or they might wash them too little.
‘I know I’ll make up a poem,’ he said.
It’s called ‘Washing hands every day and when to do it.’
If you make mud pies
wash your hands.
If you go to the loo
and you do a pee or poo,
then you know just what to do,
wash your hands!
If you want to eat some food
washing hands is good,
before you eat and after, if you’re sticky,
just have a word with Mummy,
and you do know what she’ll say,
‘Wash your hands!’
If you think that they are dirty ‘cos you
stroked your dog called Bertie,
and he dribbled on your shirty,
or you have been touching slimy grimy,
or had your finger up your nose,
don’t wipe it on your clothes!
Wash your hands.
But if you wash them just for fun,
and let the water run and run,
then I might just to tell your mum
and she’ll say ‘Wasting soap and water
isn’t something that you ought to do.
So stop it!
Do you think Dr McPuffin remembered all the times when we need to wash our hands? Can you think of any other times that you need to wash your hands?