Hanitizer

Good morning!

What follows the Wash Your Hands song every day before snack time?

Hand sanitizer.
The single most widely used supply in a preschool classroom. 🙂
Or as it is better known in the three year old classroom,
HANITIZER.

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Don’t you just love those words that kids make up themselves that can’t be found in the English dictionary, but are perceived as such from a child’s perspective?

Hanitizer.
It makes perfect sense.
It’s for your hands and it sanitizes.
Why not combine two words into one? Why add that extra syllable if you don’t have to? 🙂

It sounds so much more inviting that way!

What other words can you think of that originated from a child’s perspective? I’m sure if you are a parent or work with children you’ve heard a few.

Our words have power.
What we say affects others greatly.
A positive word can go a long way just as a negative one can hurt to the bone. Especially when used repeatedly.

Let’s all be careful how we use our words.

Let’s not just “hanitize” our hands to prevent germs, let’s sanitize our tongues. Clean up our words to effectively communicate only good, edifying conversation.

I don’t know about you, but I’m going to keep a little bottle of “hanitizer” in my purse as a constant reminder to clean up my thoughts and words as well as my hands.

Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.
Ephesians 4:29

“I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”
Matthew 12:36-27

Love and laughter,

Sandy

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