Kids Health

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Making hand washing posters
Making hand washing posters July 29, 2014 (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Age 2.5-10 years Duration of activity This activity will probably take about 30 minutes. Materials/equipment A4 paper for drawing or downloadable Hand washing steps pictures (for younger children who cannot yet draw) Pencils, felt pens or other colourful drawing tools ... Read More »

Hand washing game: hot potato with soap
Hand washing game: hot potato with soap April 8, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Hot potato is an old favourite with kids. Use a bar of soap as the hot potato and it’s a fun way to teach kids about hand washing. They’ll also improve their motor skills and develop socially from playing this ... Read More »

Hand washing facilities for children
Hand washing facilities for children March 4, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Hand washing facilities include all the equipment and products used to wash your hands. To encourage children to wash their hands and to ensure that they get them hygienically clean each time they wash, it’s important to select equipment (including ... Read More »

How should toddlers and children wash their hands
How should toddlers and children wash their hands March 4, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Washing hands is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of diseases. While your child might come and tell you they’ve washed their hands after simply splashing them in water, a quick splash is not enough to remove ... Read More »

Hand washing
Hand washing March 4, 2014 (4 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Hand washing is amongst the best things you and your children can do to prevent diseases like diarrhea and the flu. However, children need help and guidance to learn how to do it properly and develop good hand hygiene habits ... Read More »

Hand washing games and activities
Hand washing games and activities March 4, 2014 (7 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Hand washing games and activities make hand washing fun, and make it more likely your child will wash their hands. You can use games to teach your children how germs spread from a person’s hands to surfaces, food and other ... Read More »

Glitter germs
Glitter germs March 4, 2014 (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Age 2 – 8 years Duration of activity About 10 minutes. Materials/equipment Glitter Soap, running water and hand washing facilities which are appropriate for your child’s age Cost You can pick up a tub of glitter for less than $2 ... Read More »

Hand washing with Dolly
Hand washing with Dolly March 4, 2014 (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Age 1 – 5 years Duration of activity Up to 15 minutes Materials/equipment A baby doll- one that ‘urinates’ after your child feeds it a bottle is ideal, but if you don’t have one, any doll with hard plastic hands ... Read More »

Hand washing star chart
Hand washing star chart March 4, 2014 (5 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Age 2 – 5 years Duration of activity This activity only lasts a minute but you’ll be able to do it every time your child washes their hands. Materials/equipment Hand washing star chart Small stickers (stars, or another design your ... Read More »

When should children wash their hands?
When should children wash their hands? February 26, 2014 (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children need to wash their hands regularly throughout the day, to prevent the spread of illnesses. Hands pick up germs throughout the day when a child touches objects (including hard surfaces like benches and toys), food and other people or ... Read More »







 
 
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