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Wash Your Hands! 10 Books to Help Kids Understand Germs

by Eliza Smith

Photo Credit: Ariel Skelley/Getty Images

Cold and flu season is a great time to talk about germs, hygiene, and staying healthy. That conversation may feel even more urgent now as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. If your kids have questions about how viruses work, or if you’d like to instill in them the importance of proper handwashing, turn to these educational and engaging reads to fill in the gaps — and introduce them to fascinating facts about the human body!

With easy-to-follow diagrams, fun STEAM-related crafts, and a generous dosage of humor, these 10 germ-smashing books will provide children with the knowledge to stay safe and healthy.