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January 15, 2013

I can tell when the flu season is heating up! Many people are in the Internet and search for information about teaching children about cough hygiene and this older post gets a zillion hits. Thought it might be good to repost again.

Business Continuity Planning & Emergency Management

TEACHING YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT THE FLU

While looking around the Internet for teaching tools for children I bumped into a great resource developed by the Canadian Red Cross.  It is a program called  “Bug Out”.  It includes  activity books for kids and lesson plans for teachers for grades K – 8th grade.  It also includes a very cool booklet designed for families.

The curriculum content includes:

  • What do you know about germs? (bacteria, viruses, etc.)
  • Hand hygiene (one of my favorites!)
  • Cough and sneeze etiquette
  • Vaccination and social distancing
  • Games and other interactive “bug” activities!

All are available on line and are a simple download.  Include these on your company H1N1 website and promote them to your staff for home education.

http://www.redcross.ca/article.asp?id=33859&tid=001

Another great site for teachers is called Teacher Planet. This site also has the Bug Out booklets but also some nice one page coloring pages on…

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