Teaching Your Child About Cleanliness

Teaching Your Child About Cleanliness

Teaching your child to be clean at school is important for their health. Sometimes kids don’t realize that they must be careful when touching things like shared supplies and doorknobs because of germs. Children have to understand why it is important to keep things clean. Especially with the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important for children to take care of their health. Here are a few ways to teach them how to be clean.

Teach Them When They’re Young

If you teach your children about cleanliness at a young age, they will be able to understand why it is important. You can start by teaching them to wash their hands before and after eating. Also, you can teach them to clean up after themselves. These habits can be helpful for them to gain independence and understand why they have to keep things clean. 

Make a Schedule

Develop a schedule for your child to help set a rhythm of cleaning.Making their beds each morning, washing their hands throughout the day, and wiping down their bathrooms once a week can all lead to a natural inclusion of cleanliness in routine. These habits can translate to the classroom!Make sure to schedule age-appropriate cleaning routines. For example, avoid having them clean using harsh chemicals, especially without adult supervision. 

Have a Conversation

Sitting down with your child to talk about the importance of cleanliness is beneficial because it will help them understand little by little why they need to be clean, especially in a classroom surrounded by other kids. These conversations will help them understand the consequences if they don’t clean up after themselves.

Be a Role Model

Showing responsible behavior to your child is a great step to teaching them. If you dedicate some time in your house to cleaning, your children will see you and understand that it’s a normal part of life. They will imitate you and have an idea of how to clean and how important it is. As a parent, it is important to set a good example for your child about being responsible.

At Lake Forrest Prep, we encourage you to teach your children about cleanliness. As a leading Orlando private school, we know that some learning starts in the home. To learn more about what sets us apart from other area schools, schedule a tour online or give us a call at 407-331-5144.