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Help your kids wash their hands properly

Photo of someone washing their hands

"Why can't I just rinse off my hands with water?"

  • Just because hands don't look dirty doesn't mean they don't need to be washed.

  • Wash hands in warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds (or for the amount of time it takes to sing the ABCs).

  • Always wash hands after touching raw meat so you don't unintentionally spread bacteria in your kitchen.

  • Thoroughly washing hands is the best way to prevent spreading illnesses.

Try This

Ask your kids to teach you how to wash your hands properly.  See what they know!

Hand Washing Song

A child friendly song helps children understand the correct way to wash hands.