Washing your hands
25 Jun 2012
Do you wash your hands before you eat?
I guess most kids know that washing your hands before you eat is a good idea. It stops germs getting into your body from your hands. But do you wash your hands after you have…
- played with your dog, cat or other pet?
- played with a ball?
- been to the loo?
- visited someone who is sick?
- been working or playing in the garden?
I'm sure that you can think of other times when you should wash your hands too.
To wash your hands properly you need to
- use water and soap
- wash the front and back of your hands and wrists
- wash between your fingers
- wash around and under your nails
- rinse off the soap
- dry your hands well using a towel, paper towel or air dryer.
To learn more about keeping safe from bacteria (germs), look at
Personal hygiene - taking care of your body.
To learn how your body defends you against bacteria and viruses look at The immune system.