Teaching your child about maintaining personal hygiene requires you, as a parent, to be creative. One creative way that you can use is by using interesting and colorful books to tell personal hygiene stories.
Stories are the way children or teens learn new information at this time.
I went on Amazon and chose 10 books related to personal hygiene for kids.
Find the list below.
1. Pig the Stinker
This is a hilarious illustrated adventure of a pig who likes to roll around the garbage, laps up spoiled milk, tracks dirty paw prints all over the hours, and even sticks his head into the toilet.
The pig’s owner tries to get him cleaned up but the pig refuses.
2. The Tooth Book by Dr. Seuss
In this book, your child will learn about different aspects of human teeth.
Dr. Seuss delights the small readers through his rhymes and helps them discover the many things teeth can do, how teeth grow, and how to keep them healthy.
3. The Boy's Guide to Growing Up
This book is a friendly guide for young boys growing into puberty.
It explains how body changes such as hair growth and changes in their vocal, mood, and self-esteem makes them feel and how to cope with this.
The book also includes lifestyle advice on topics like healthy eating and exercise.
4. The Bacteria Book: The Big World of Really Tiny Microbes
In this fun and packed with science facts book will discover the tiny world of microbes. The young readers will find real-life microbiology examples showing how bacteria, viruses, germs, and microbes keep our bodies running, and, as well, how and when these are harmful.
The author also gives precautions to take to prevent the negative effect on the human body.
5. Germs Are Not for Sharing (Best Behavior Series)
Whether toddlers are at school, at home, or anywhere else, they need to learn that germs are not for sharing.
This book teaches the basic behavior that prevents germ sharing such as covering up the sneeze or cough, avoiding hugs and blowing kisses when being sick, and embracing handwashing.
6. The Ultimate Girl's Body Book
During puberty, a girl’s body experiences some of the weirdest changes. These changes may raise questions like: “why don’t I look like her?”, “why do I have to use that?”, “is this normal?”, and “why is this happening to me?”.
This book answers all these awkward questions that little girls are afraid to ask their moms. They’ll learn about bras, boys, periods, pimples, and many more.
7. The Ultimate Kid's Guide to Being Super Healthy
In this book, Dr. Nina L. Shapiro explains how the human body needs to be fed, protected, exercised, cleansed, energized, and rested.
Each chapter uses illustrations to explain the kid's questions about their bodies.
By understanding how the body works, kids will be able to make smart decisions on their own.
8. Hygiene ... You Stink!
In this ingenious tale, young readers learn that good hygiene improves health and relationships!
The story centers around a fork named Jean who hates taking baths in the sink and detests showering in the dishwasher. Jean the Fork can't figure out why people are not using her as, or why the other forks, knives, and spoons avoid her.
Author Julia Cook offers a hilarious approach to a very personal issue - good hygiene!
9. Wash, Wash, Wash!
It's never too early to learn about healthy habits.
This book aims to inspire the little ones to wash their hands.
It includes engaging photographs and illustrations that will delight your toddler.
10. The Boy's Guide to Growing Up 2
This thoughtful advice book will guide the teenage child through the steps of growing up. With illustrations and expert contributors, this book covers questions about periods, body changes, peer pressure, personal care, and more!
Written by Dr. Cara Natterson for girls 10 and up, The Care & Keeping of You 2 follows up the original bestseller with even more in-depth details about the physical and emotional changes the kids is going through.