Health and Hygiene
Practice healthy routines and good hygiene habits to help the whole family stay well.
How to Stay Healthy and Practice Good Hygiene
Brushing teeth, washing hands, eating well, and exercising every day help kids grow and thrive.
Health and Hygiene Subtopics
Learn more about wellness for the whole family.
Visiting the doctor is an important part of staying healthy. Help children prepare by showing them what they might expect.
How to Stay Healthy
Simple routines like washing hands, covering up against mosquitos, and booking doctor appointments can help keep kids happy and healthy.
Children love to move—anywhere, anytime! Being active together helps channel kids’ natural energy and keeps them healthy and strong.
Keeping children’s smiles healthy at every age and stage is an important part of keeping their whole bodies well.
Vaccines for Kids
Vaccines are an important way to help protect ourselves and our families, friends, neighbors, and entire communities.
Good sleep habits are crucial to children’s healthy development and wellness. Here are some resources to help children get the rest they need.
Big Bird’s Bedtime
Children can learn and practice strategies to help themselves fall asleep.
The Sleep Song
A video about bedtime and the benefits of sleep.
Videos about Muppets’ bedtime routines.
Marvie’s Bedtime Routine
Marvie shares her bedtime routine.
Brushy Book Nighty Night
Build toothbrushing into bedtime routines in a fun and positive way.
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El baile Diente-Amigo de Elmo
Groove junto con Elmo y sus amigos dientes siguen los pasos para cepillarse los dientes.
Mi semana saludable
Un calendario sirve para fomentar hábitos y rutinas saludables durante toda la semana.
Visiting the Doctor: Helping Kids Grow Up Strong & Healthy
Preparation and communication help you get the best care for your child at every medical visit.
Connecting & Communicating
Communication and connection with families is key to building a strong, effective healthy team.
Communicating at Doctor’s Visits
Good communication leads to good care for your child.
Elmo and Abby’s Check-up Play Date
Pretend play can help children “rehearse” situations that may frighten them.
Good communication amongst family, healthcare providers, and children leads to trusting relationships and inspires healthy habits…and well-child visits are a great time to communicate!
Hooray for Healthy Teams
A child’s healthy team includes parents, extended family and caregivers, teachers, doctors, nurses, …and themselves!
Your Healthy Team
When healthy teams work together, kids win!
S Is for Staying Healthy
Well visits are an opportunity to talk about how to help children grow and develop as healthily as possible.
Chef Lily’s Tip: Roasting a Rainbow
A video about eating colorful roasted vegetables.
Parents, caregivers, and providers can keep the learning going! Find more topics and resources to help children build skills that lay the foundation for success in school and in life.
Fresh, healthy foods help build strong bodies and minds.
Learning Through Routines
Ordinary moments such as getting dressed, preparing meals, cleaning up, or bedtime offer opportunities to build math, language, and other skills that prepare kids for school.
You can help children with asthma by understanding what it is and how to be prepared for asthma symptoms.