Friday, July 11, 2014

Kids Explore Germs At Library Event

GERMS! Barron Library’s “Fizz! Bang! Boom! Read!”

LABELLE, FL. -- School health nurse, Kevin Long, RN from the Florida Department of Health in Hendry County recently gave a presentation at the Barron Library to a room full of kids of all ages.

The subject of the presentation was about germs and ways not to spread germs. Kevin demonstrated the importance of cleanliness and shared his “magic germs” with a number of volunteers.

After rubbing the “magic germs” into the hands of the eager volunteers, a black light was used so that the kids could see all of the germs. The kids were then taught the proper way to wash their hands by using the 20-second rule or singing the tune of the “Happy Birthday Song” or the “ABC Song”.

Nurse Kevin also read a book about germs to the kids and talked to them about other healthy habits such as sneezing and coughing into your elbow.

The summer reading event and summer activities are sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of LaBelle. (Kevin is also a member of the Kiwanis Club of LaBelle)

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