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by Elyse April

!frota! / Scrub!: Una Guia Practica Para Lavarse Las Manos / A Handy Hand-Washing Guide

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The author and illustrator of this bright, upbeat and bilingual (English-Spanish) children's book are clear: We can inspire our kids to wash their hands, and maintain other simple health protocols, without demonizing germs, adding more fear and anxiety to their already over-stressed lives. Neither do we need to encourage them to wage "war" on microbes as if these are the enemy. Nor should we inspire shame and panic when any of us forget or don't do it "right." Sure our kids need to wash their hands We all benefit from this, especially now when faced with a global pandemic. But there is an alternative to fear-based and germ-phobic approaches in presenting a simple rhyming "song" that kids can learn and sing for the length of their hand-washing procedure. This is a positive way to elicit fun, and a light-hearted relationship to health, while at the same time making the point clear. The illustrator, Jacques Laliberte has presented us with an imaginary friend who guides the child through the steps in a playful, lyrical and comforting way. Many children love imaginary creatures and will easily relate to this "Big-Bird"-type cohort. The author, an early childhood educator, is the director of the Family and World Health series of Kalindi Press/Hohm Press. She has for years been committed to children's health and well-being in her other books (We Like to Move, We Like to Eat Well, Stand Up, the Courage to Care...also in bilingual versions) and in her advocacy of the health benefits of breastfeeding. The book is also available in English only and is written in simple language which encourages parent education as well as principles of healthy childcare.

Binding Type: Paperback
Publisher: Hohm Press
Published: 04/01/2021
ISBN: 9781935826538
Pages: 32
Weight: 0.25lbs
Size: 6.00h x 8.00w x 1.00d

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