SINGAPORE – How to wash their hands well, while thanking toilet cleaners and even the different names for toilets. These are some of the things children will learn in kindergarten from a new book published on Thursday (23 August) by the Restroom Association (Singapore) (RAS) in combination with the 20-year jubilee.
The booklet is meant for children at kindergarten and kindergarten level and includes games and activities such as word puzzles and mazes that teach good toilet habits.
The booklet contains a manual for teachers and parents, which contains resources for projects and activities for washing hands and cleaning toilets.
Both have been developed by the RAS and Viso, a company that distributes hand dryers here.
"When they are young, that is the best time to print (good toilet habits)," said RAS president Tan Puay Hoon.
A non-profit organization started in 1998 and the RAS wants an 'excellent restroom culture & # 39; to build.
The association became involved in kindergartens in 2015 when it started the Happy Toilets @ Pre-schools program.
The program is a form of accreditation aimed at ensuring that toilets for school applications comply with hygiene standards and that nursery children use good toilet hygiene.
The program has helped more than 100 kindergartens since it was launched.
Last month, the RAS also launched training workshops for teachers of about 10 kindergartens, as part of a program with the Early Childhood Development Agency.
The organization hopes to hold similar workshops next year for at least 15 extra kindergartens.
The booklet and guide were launched during an event at Cherie Hearts @ Charlton, a kindergarten in Charlton Lane.
Mrs. Janna Guo said that her five-year-old son Caius Koh, who goes to Cherie Hearts @ Charlton, is now attentive to toilet hygiene and every day the handwashing technique follows step by step.
& # 39; He will say things like, Mommy, when you go to the toilet, you should wash your hands and keep the toilet clean, & # 39; she said.
Attending the launch event was associate professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, senior parliamentary secretary for education and social and family development.