Bearded Dragons make great family pets and are fun to care for, especially when you and your children do it together as a team. With a basic knowledge of hygiene and some fundamental facts, children 10 and over can help give Bearded Dragons a healthy and happy life. Have children thoroughly wash their hands up to the elbows before reaching into the pet's terrarium. Let your kids know that is a critical step simply because Bearded Dragons can react to any chemicals or dirt that might be on people's skin. You can go along with the preparation as well and make it a fun event for the whole family. Stand by as your kids interact with your family's pet and encourage them to gently hold the pet and avoid rubbing their eyes or putting their hands near their own mouths. Once the session is over, get together with your kids and wash everyone's hands and arms with soap and water.