|Grade Two Program|
|Handwashing Song Twinkle Twinkle|
|Bugsy coloring sheet|
|Bacteria and viruses coloring sheets|
|Poem Courtesy of Alberta Health and Wellness|
|Book: Germs Make Me Sick by Melvin Berger and Marylin Hafner. New York: HarperCollins; 1995|
The Do Bugs Need Drugs? (DBND) Grade Two Program is designed for children in grade two (7-8 year olds) to be delivered by guest presenters in the classroom, such as post-secondary students enrolled in healthcare faculties, community pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, public health and school nurses, interested parents, and others.
The Grade Two Program takes 50 – 60 minutes.
The program includes:
- Interactive dialogue
- Handwashing instruction
- Bacteria and viruses coloring sheets
- Bacteria and viruses game
- Optional activities
For teaching provided in BC, please complete a teaching documentation form and email to us so that we may credit you for participating and use the information to evaluate the program.
The program was piloted in Grande Prairie, Alberta (Canada) in 1998-99 and was successful in teaching children about handwashing and antibiotic resistance. Notably we found that education for grade two children resulted in significant uptake of key messages by their parents.
See also: Recommendations for Handwashing in Childcare Settings approved by Alberta Health and Wellness and Alberta Children’s Services, April 2009.
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