Practicing proper handwashing with children helps them learn the importance of this self-care skill and healthy behavior. The movements of the hands and fingers during handwashing build the muscles children will use for more complex activities as they grow older, such as zipping a jacket or picking up and writing with crayons.
Age(s): Infant, Toddler
Part of: Practice Opportunities
Topic: Support for Children's Regulation
Category: Category 2: Teacher-Child Interactions | Subcategory: Category 2: Support for Children’s Regulation | Measure: P-SCR-08: Self-Help Skill Building