I don't know about you, but with all of the hype this year surrounding the swine flu, the regular flu, and other kids' illnesses, I've been trying harder than ever to make sure that my kids wash their hands frequently throughout the day. But as with most things, my kids seem to hear the message more clearly if it comes from someone other than mom. And if the message happens to come in the form of a silly song...all the better.
So here's a little ditty that I think just might do the trick. It' free download from Bill Hadley of a song that reminds kids to "wash their hands (lávate las manos)." Here's an excerpt of the lyrics.
"Everyone’s got germs but you keep them to yourself
Keep the colds and the flu up there on the shelf
If you want to stay healthy, there’s a little trick
Do it everyday and you don’t get sick ...
...Those sneaky little germs don’t want you to wash
They want everything dirty, oh yeah, my gosh
They love it when your hands are grimy and sticky
Then they grow and multiply, they’re icky icky icky!"