Schools play a vital role in the teaching of hand washing to youngsters globally

Schools play a vital role in the teaching of hand washing to youngsters globally

How COVID-19 has “underscored” the importance of hand hygiene

Despite the dangers being presented by the current coronavirus pandemic, the “measures to help prevent it are simple”. And those measures involve simple hygiene measure and effective hand washing techniques, according to a recent report on the Save The Children Australia website.

Washing hands properly, in accordance with much publicised best practice – such as with this Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) article When and How to Wash Your Hands – is something that schools and nurseries around the world should be teaching to young children from the earliest possible age.

And not just because of COVID-19 says the article, on the grounds that there are also “a multitude of other diseases and infections” that hand washing can help control.

Children educating adults

Teaching children will help to educate many others is the logical argument.

“Schools are a good place to start because it gets kids washing their hands properly from an early age, and they can go home and share what they learned with the rest of their family.”

The teaching of effective hand washing methods at an early age really is the most important lesson a child can learn. The beauty of this activity is, for something so important, it’s really so straightforward.

“And sometimes solutions to big problems are not big and flashy. Sometimes, they’re as simple as clean water and a bar of soap.”

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Teach children effective hand washing techniques with portable sinks that can go anywhere – indoors or out

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.

Hand washing – the most important lesson a child can learn!

Hand washing with soap and water is an essential lifelong skill. Here, children in your care can learn the ten simple steps that show how to wash hands effectively.