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“Did you wash your hands?” How many times did you hear that today? Probably a lot. But why are adults so hung up on hand washing? Why are they so in love with lather?
Washing your hands is the best way to stop germs from spreading. Think about all of the things that you touched today — from the telephone to the toilet. Maybe you blew your nose in a tissue and then went outside to dig around the dirt.
Whatever you did today, you came into contact with germs. It’s easy for a germ on your hand to end up in your mouth. Think about how many foods you eat with your hands.
You can’t wear rubber gloves all day long, but you can wash your hands so those germs don’t get a chance to make you or someone else sick.
So when are the best times to wash your hands?
Now you have the when and the why of hand washing. But did you know that a lot of people don’t know how to get their paws perfectly clean?
The next time you’re told to step up to the sink and scrub up, remember these handy hints:
Cooking and baking are lots of fun – as long as you stay safe. Read this article for safety tips before you head into the kitchen.
What happens when you spend a long time in the water? Your skin gets wrinkly! Find out why in this article for kids.
Did you ever eat something off the floor? Uh-oh. Time to read this article for kids about the 5-second rule.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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