ids Who Know takes a lighthearted view at good personal hygiene practises and the fact that maintaining good personal hygiene is beneficial for many reasons both social and psychological.
Growing up can be tough and children can be mean. Good hygiene can mean the difference between “you smell nice” and “you smell!”
Practising good hygiene skills such as showering regularly, washing hands, cleaning nails, washing hair and wearing deodorant can make your child feel more confident as well as having having obvious health benefits.
The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention states that “if everyone routinely washed their hands, a million deaths a year could be prevented”. The same report also suggests that if hand sanitiser was distributed to students in classrooms, a 20 percent reduction of school absenteeism could be seen.
The COVID-19 worldwide pandemic of course brings this topic is sharp focus regarding hand-washing habits.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water.
• Looking after your teeth by brushing and flossing is very important.
• It feels good to be clean.
QUESTIONS TO START A CONVERSATION
• What should we all do after going to the bathroom?
• What things do we do to keep clean?
• What do you like about being clean?
“Remember where you’ve been
and try to keep yourself clean”
Here’s a fun activity sheet.
Print and link the right action to each of the group.
A4 HOME POSTER
Print these posters as part of a set.
Collect one for each Topic.
For a bit of fun, here’s a completion certificate to print out and complete. Try to collect them all!