School will be starting soon and more than likely your child will be using the school toilets. More and more Kindergarten and First Grade children are arriving at school without the basic knowledge of how to wash their own hands. Teachers know that most parents are assisting their children with hand washing at home, but at school, your child will be washing his or her own hands. Now is the time to practice this skill at home each and every time your child uses the restroom and encourage your child to wash without adult assistance. Keep in mind at school your child will be using a paper towel dispenser so you might want to practice using that as well. Your child’s Kindergarten or First Grade teacher will be forever thankful.