Given the spread of the swine flu this year, I think it’s important for my little guy to understand how keep his germs to himself. With two kids, I always try to make sure I don’t end up with two sick little ones at the same time. The Germy Wormy is a fun little product to help preschoolers with a cold or the flu learn how to cough or sneeze into their elbow or forearm, rather than their hands. Coughing or sneezing into hands, as we typically did when we were growing up, is actually a terrible way to control germs, because then the germs spread from the hands to everything we touch.
The Germy Wormy is a disposable sleeve worn on the elbow/forearm. Place it on your child’s arm, and then teach them that the Germy Wormy loves to be fed germs. Kids actually enjoy “feeding” the wormy, and will then develop great hygiene habits that will last a lifetime.
You can purchase the Germy Wormy in sets of 10 or 25 disposable sleeves, and the optional DVD provides even more tips about how to prevent the spread of germs.