Teach kids fun and effective handwashing using this 5 step mnemonic which tells kids exactly how to wash their hands. The result is clean hands every time!
1. Bubbles 2. Circles 3. Scissors 4. Itchy Palms 5. Wring Around the Wrist
Especially created for beginning handwasher as a board book with cue symbols for non-readers and simple, brightly colored images.
The goal is to give our children an easy and fun way to become expert handwashers for a lifetime. Clean hands equals healthier kiddos and happier mommas!
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📖✨About the B O O K✨📖
The Circles and Scissors book is a FUN, educational board book that teaches an engaging and effective handwashing method for children!
Perfect for moms with young children and pre-k teachers!
In the story, a 5-year-old child is anticipating her best friend's birthday party and in preparation, she wants to stay healthy.
The story teaches proper handwashing and offers a motivation for kids to wash their hands; so they don't get sick and miss the fun in their lives! 🎉
A little girl and her playful, blue poodle walk us through the 5 steps of Circles and Scissors Handwashing in such a simple way that even the youngest readers can follow along. 🐥👓
Colorful, simple images displayed on a white background appeal to non-readers and focus their attention. Printed as a sturdy board book, the design is intentional so that young readers can enjoy the Circles and Scissors book on their own, at home, or in the classroom! 📚
26 pages/ 13 spreads
Pictures: Front Cover, Back Cover, Book spine
Book Dimensions: 5.5 inches wide by 6.5 inches tall and ~.5 inch thick
Each of the 5 Steps of Circles + Scissors cues the washer on a specific area of the hand.
Children want to wash the right way but are often disappointed when an adult tells them to wash again.
Offering children a simple checklist to wash hands by, gives them the confidence to know their hands are clean and builds independent hand washers for a lifetime.
2. Kid-friendly DESIGN
Circles + Scissors images are made with non-readers in mind!
Most beginning handwashers are non-readers. All designs are cut from paper, giving them a playful look that children can easily identify!
Simple symbols and colors cue children towards proper handwashing technique. And you guessed it, the Circles + Scissors logo is made to look like "Hugs + Kisses."
3. Fun in the PROCESS
Circles + Scissors curriculum presents handwashing in a positive way!
No more boring handwashing videos! The most effective way to motivate kids to wash up is with fun! Fear of germs and sickness will only motivate children for as long as they feel scared.
Positive language engages them to, "Have more fun...wash your hands!" Circles + Scissors explains to children that when they have clean hands and remain healthy, they get to do the things they love. This is the best motivator.
Clean hands means more fun!
Only takes 1 minute to see why
Circles + Scissorsis the #1 CHOICE for moms and kiddos!
1-Minute Video of Handwashing Method, Circles + Scissors
There are a bazillion little things you do to care for your child everyday! As a mom of two young children, I understand the pressures of the day-to-day routine. And I know the heart-wrenching worry that a mom feels when her baby is sick. My hope is to ease that burden with a helpful method of handwashing that will keep our kids healthier, giving parents a little more peace of mind.
The HOME BUNDLE is the BEST SELLER! Combining the book and mirror decal makes a magical duo for your child's memory!
Okay, so I'm not promising to stop kids from picking their noses; that's asking the impossible! I can offer a fun and memorable handwashing method to help reduce the spread of sickness, giving your students a clean slate each time they wash. The end goal: help you keep desks full, even through flu season.
Share the curriculum with your entire school for just 10 bucks?
The method is most effective when entire schools adopt it!
The 18-Page Curriculum comes with everything you need to teach, send parent letters and post signage.
*Teaching portion designed for ages 2 - 2nd grade.
So much of your time is given to educating patients of all ages. Adults, too, love the 5 simple steps...even dads! Circles + Scissors can be a light-hearted moment to share proper hand hygiene with your patient. Thanks for taking the time to make our world safer.
Post signs or decals in patient rooms and bathrooms.
Books are great for patient rooms!
They can learn while they wait!
Let the handwashing fun begin!
So what are you waiting for?!
The Circles + Scissors Handwashing message really is for everyone. Whether you work in a restaurant, office building, factory, or school. Cleans hands is a way to show respect for co-works and clients so everyone can take vacation days instead of sick days! 🏝
Your $5 purchase helps spread the news of clean hands and allows me to TEACH in schools for FREE!
Momma on a mission
Jenny Middleton Iverstine + Bleu Boy
“Clean hands every wash!” was my focus in creating Circles + Scissors Handwashing. With toddler booger fingers everywhere, our family was trying to find the best way to remember proper hand hygiene and Happy Birthday for 20 seconds just wasn’t cutting it.
After washing in our home with Circles + Scissors for over 6 years, it was time to share this good, clean fun. I created a curriculum and started teaching in schools in 2018. Teachers and students loved it and I loved teaching it!
With a new GOAL of ONE MILLION pairs of clean hands, I knew that I had to do more than teach in schools. After listening to parents and teachers, their request was loud and clear, “Please make a book!”
With a mountain of passion, I rolled up my sleeves and got to work! My hobby of paper-cutting cards became my medium for illustrating. The story-line for the Circles + Scissors book is a real-life event about my daughter missing her bff’s birthday party due to illness.
17 months later, the Circles + Scissors Handwashing board book was born! I truly believe that this is the best resource for teaching the Circles + Scissors method quickly and it’s FUN!
This handwashing movement is just getting started, though it's already in 40+ US states and 7+ countries!
Thank you for joining me to teach children to take care of themselves and to take care of each other with clean hands!
On the MOVE
40 STATES + 7 COUNTRIES...
What folks are saying about the elimination of booger fingers.
Since 2018, Jenny has been voluteering to teach handwashing in schools, reaching over 20,000+ students. She believes teaching children to be expert handwashers gives them a tool for a healthier life and in the process, changes the health of our entire community.
Circles + Scissors going GLOBAL
From Mexico to Belgium
Circles + Scissors is being taught in 40+ states across America! It has been translated into Spanish and French and amazing teachers in Monterrey, Mexico, Belgium, England, Canada, Portugal are teaching the method!
"Our Kindergarten and Pre-K students were treated to a visit from 'Momma Jen,' who is passionate about educating students and families on proper handwashing techniques to prevent the spread of germs! Her children attend Baton Rouge Foreign Language Immersion Magnet, and she was so glad to get to come and visit us at BRCVPA!"
Magnet Sit Coordinator
Baton Rouge Visual and Performing Arts
Teaching is the really fun part!
Allow me to create a unique educational experience for students or adults through:
Author readings of the Circles + Scissors book
Interactive teaching sessions of the Circles + Scissors curriculum to large or small groups
Sharing my journey of storytelling, illustrating and entrepreneurship with aspiring writers, children or adults
Teaching the illustration technique of paper cutting
We’re booking the calendar for Fall of 2022 now! Email today!