Before the Coronavirus crisis many people were taking handwashing for granted, we knew its importance but we did not give it much care. Now the Corona era has changed many things concerning our hygiene and the way we are performing it. But when it comes to kids, it is absolutely another story. Kids don’t usually pay attention to washing their hands or even listen to the continuous demands of their parents concerning their hygiene. Yet it is worth repeating that hand washing is the best method to keep kids from being infected and stops the spreading of germs.
However, the challenge to convince kids about the importance of handwashing and to what extent it can protect them from bacteria and viruses remains. Whether they are at schools or playing in the yard or at home they are inevitably exposed to germs. So, if you feel tired of reminding your kids to wash their hands when they come in from playing or after using the bathroom or before eating, you should keep in mind that they always need concrete examples to be convinced, and the best way is experiments.
A teacher called Jaralee Metcaf from Idaho decided to show her pupils what words couldn’t reflect concerning the importance of handwashing. Her project was simple and clear but it impressed not only her students and their parent but also all social media followers after she published it on several platforms.
If you didn’t have the chance to see it, the following slides will inform you about the experiment that reveals the importance of handwashing.