Why should I wash my hands?

 

African American boy washing hands

Why is everyone always reminding us to wash our hands?

Washing your hands is the best way to stop the spread of germs. Germs will make you sick and washing our hands at the right time will ensure that we don’t get sick very much.

So when do we need to wash them?

When they are dirty. They can become dirty from playing outside, playing with food and animals, after going to the restroom, and don’t forget when you cough or sneeze. They also need to be washed before you eat or touch food people are going to eat! This is very important to remember so we don’t get other people sick.

So washing our hands thoroughly with soap and water is the best way to prevent sickness and stay healthy and clean! We need to wash all the parts of our hands including the palm and back of our hands! Have fun washing!