Proper handwashing is a practice that can limit the spread of many infectious diseases. Handwashing is especially important after playing or working outdoors and before meal preparation. It is very important for children to be aware of the importance of washing hands properly.

1. Using warm, running water, wet hands.2. Using soap, lather hands away from running water. Scrub palms, backs of hands, between fingers, around nailbeds and wrists for 10 seconds.

3. Rinse hands completely under warm, running water.

4. Dry hands thoroughly.