Teaching kids how to prevent disease and save lives
Global Handwashing Day takes place on October 15th. It’s a hugely important worldwide annual campaign that teaches everyone about the vital role that effective hand washing techniques can play – and without doubt it reinforces the most important lesson any child can learn.
According to the campaign website
“Global Handwashing Day is an opportunity to design, test, and replicate creative ways to encourage people to wash their hands with soap at critical times.”
The campaign “is an opportunity to design, test, and replicate creative ways to encourage people to wash their hands with soap at critical times.”
Get preschool and nursery children involved
Resources for Global Handwashing Day can be found on the campaign website.
Free EYFS worksheets for preschool and nursery.
TEAL Patents, specialist producers of mobile hand wash units for children, have also produced a range of FREE PDF Early Years Foundation Stage worksheets that all have a common theme of hand washing.
The worksheets are provided in the following categories:-
- Personal, social and emotional development
- Understanding the world
- Expressive arts and design
- Physical development
- Communication and language
These resources are free to download and you can distribute them to whoever can make effective use of them. Enjoy!
Teach hand washing to children – it’s vital!
Hand washing is the most important lesson a child can learn and acquiring it is an essential lifelong skill. A Kiddiwash Xtra or KiddiSynk portable hand washing sink can be positioned right next to the sand pit – helping to ensure that children dramatically reduce the risk of infection as they finish play.
The Kiddiwash range of warm water hand wash units are perfect for smaller hands – and are ideal where a portable solution is required.
Whether you require a larger wheeled unit such as the KiddiSynk, or the ultra portable Kiddiwash Xtra, you can ensure that all children in your care are able to wash their hands whether inside or out.