Learning at Home: Caught in the Act

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Support your child in creating a plan to help everyone in the family remember to cover coughs and wash hands.

What You Need

  • Piece of Paper
  • Writing Utensil

How to Do this Activity

  1. First, discuss with your child all the things you and your family can do to keep yourselves healthy. You can write them down on a piece of paper together, if desired. These things might include washing hands, covering coughs and sneezes, eating healthy food, getting exercise, and going to the doctor.
  2. Thenencourage your child to take ownership of their own wellness by playing a game together in which your child “tells” on someone when they catch them doing something healthy. 

What Your Child Learns

By doing this activity together, your child will be able to positively identify good hygiene and wellness routines they see others doing. The whole family can get involved in modeling and encouraging each other to practice healthy habits. 

Download our Activity Sheet for more health and safety learning activities to do at home. 

Written by: Bright Horizons Education Team

March 16, 2020

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