Associate Professor of Practice, Family and Community Health; OSU Extension Service Extension Disaster Education Network Delegate
Content by Glenda Hyde
Aprender a lavarnos las manos de manera eficaz requiere práctica tanto para niños como para adultos. El Lavado de Manos de Alta Velocidad puede ser una forma divertida y segura de ayudar a un grupo de niños a lavarse las manos bien y rápidamente, al mismo tiempo que se distancian socialmente.
Learning to wash our hands effectively takes practice for children and adults alike. High Speed Hand Washing can be a fun and safe way to help a group of children wash their hands well and quickly while also social distancing. Use these strategies along with the High Speed Hand Washing: How Groups can Wash Better, Faster video and High Speed Hand Washing youth poster (English/Spanish/bilingual) in your home or classroom.
Officials warn us to stay indoors when air quality is poor due to heavy smoke from wildfires. Reduced exposure to smoke helps protect our lungs, heart, eyes, nose, throat and immune systems. Staying indoors, if possible, can ...
Students enjoy performing the Sneaky Germ Skit to review proper hand washing for the class. Then, the class enjoys a rousing game of Win, Lose or Wash! affirming key times that you should wash your hands.
Once students have learned the High Speed Hand Washing technique in primary grades and reinforced with literature-based learning, refresher lessons are provided the following years with a different approach. Using fun, interactive, engaging skits or games help 4th graders and up to remember why it is important to wash their hands properly every time. There are plenty of roles in this skit to show the many ways that our actions can be risky for food safety, as the farmer goes about preparing lunch. Lots of laughs and funny situations spark lively discussion afterwards as students point out food safety bloopers during the skit.