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Teach Children How to Wash Their Hands Correctly
(Follow the same directions for yourself)

  • Have them wet their hands with running water.
  • Turn off the tap and have them apply soap, lathering their hands well.
  • Teach them to lather the front and back of their hands, between their fingers and under their nails.
  • Have them scrub their hands like this for at least 20 seconds.
    • A good way to have them do it for this long is to have them sing or hum the “Happy Birthday” song two times.
  • Them have them rinse their hands under clean running water.
  • Have them dry their hands using a clean towel, paper towel or air dry them.