Routine cleaning and sanitizing of toys will help to reduce the spread of infection and disease. School Boards have policies on cleaning and sanitizing in schools.
There are many disinfectants in stores. Make sure that the disinfectant you use is safe for children and follow the maker’s instructions.
Dry in a dryer on a normal setting.
Water tables can be a source of germs. Children can introduce germs when they put their hands into the water and take germs away when they take their hands out.
Children should wash their hands before and after playing at a water table. Change the water in water tables regularly. Fill with clean water in the morning. Drain at lunch time and refill for afternoon play.
Drain the water table at the end of the day, then clean and sanitize the table and the toys, as above.
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