Click on different pictures to learn about good hygiene!
Brushing Your Teeth! Dentists recommend that adults and children brush their teeth at least twice a day, floss everyday, and go see the dentist regularly! You must brush your teeth to remove all the food and sticky bacteria, called plaque, from your teeth! While brushing your teeth, you must always be sure to use toothpaste, and toothpaste with fluoride is what helps to prevent cavities. (Goss, & Inga, 2008)
Brushing Your Teeth! Step One: Get out your toothbrush and toothpaste (with flouride!) Step Two: Wet your toothbrush, and add a pea-sized amount of toothpaste to it. Step Three: Hold your brush at a 45 degree angle to the gumline (Goss, & Inga, 2008). Step Four: Gently brush in short, little circular motions. Step Five: Continue step four for two minutes. Step Six: Spit out toothpaste and rinse your mouth! Step Seven: Repeat process again at least once more throughout the day (Goss, & Inga, 2008).
Brushing Your Teeth!1. Why must you brush your . What is the ideal way teeth? to brush your teeth? To remove plaque To keep teeth healthy Back and Forth All of the Above Up and Down2. How often does the dentist In short, circular recommend you brush? motions Once a day Twice a day Once a week
Wrong! This is not the correct way that you should brush your teeth!
Wrong again! This is also not the correct answer! Try again!
GREAT JOB! This is the proper way to brush your teeth to ensure maximum cleanliness!
Not quite! This answer is good, but this is not the correct recommendation from dentists!
CORRECT! Dentists recommend you brush your teeth AT LEAST two times daily to prevent cavities and plaque buildup!
Wrong! Once a week is most definitely not as often as you should brush! Try Again!
Close! While this is one of the main reasons, there is also a better answer!
Close! This answer is a very close one! Keeping your mouth healthy is a great choice! But there is one that is even better!
CORRECT! This is the best answer! We brush our teeth so that we can remove plaque, but also so that we can keep ourselves and our mouths happy and healthy!
Washing Your Hands! Washing your hands is a very important part of staying clean and healthy. This is how we try to prevent the spread of disease and germs to others! Clean water and soap is the best way to keep your hands clean. However, if clean water is not available, use soap and whatever available water. If soap is not an option, use an alcohol based sanitizer. (Center for Disease, 2010) We will learn the best times and ways to wash your hands to keep yourself and others around you healthy!
Washing Your Hands! Hands should be washed before: Steps to properly washing hands: 1: Wet hands Preparing food 2: Apply soap Eating food Caring for someone who is sick 3: Rub hands together Dealing with an open wound 4: Lather soap and scrub hands Hands should be washed after: thoroughly 5: Continue washing hands for Using the bathroom 20 seconds or longer Changing a child’s diaper 6: Rinse hands Blowing your nose/sneezing 7: Dry hands Touching an animal Touching garbage (Center for Disease, 2010) Dealing with an open wound
Washing Your Hands! Why must your wash your How long should you hands? continue washing your To waste water and soap hands? To keep hands clean and For at least 20 seconds prevent spread of germs For at least 20 minutes To make the CDC happy For 10 seconds only When is a good time to wash your hands? After using the bathroom After touching garbage All of the above
CORRECT! This is the correct way to wash your hands!
Wrong! This is not the recommended length of washing your hands as advised by the CDC.
This is Correct! Washing your hands is a great way to keep your own body healthy and it’s also a great way to prevent the spread of germs and disease!
Incorrect! This is not the correct reason to wash your hands!
Try Again! This is not the appropriate reason why hands should be washed!
Almost! This is a great choice, but it is not the BEST choice!
Close! This is another great answer, but there is a better one!
Right! This is the best choice for when hands should be washed!
Taking A Bath! Taking a bath or a shower is a very important part of being hygienic! Reasons for bathing are very similar to the reasons to wash your hands. You need to bathe to be able to get rid of germs that can cause illnesses. Bathing is also important for us to keep all parts of our body clean. Bathing can be quick, or it can be relaxing! You can bathe by taking a shower, or by taking a bath in a tub! Bathing also helps you not be so stinky! ("Bathing," 2011)
Taking A Bath! Healthy bathing Safety Tips/Hazards techniques: Be sure if taking a bath Bathe regularly that you or the child you (every few days) are bathing doesn’t Be sure to use soap submerge their head Use Shampoo (and under the water. conditioner if Swimmer’s Ear can result desired!) from water in the ears. Be sure water is not Infections can occur if too hot water is not clean enough Falling can happen due to wet feet and wet floors; be sure to step out very carefully! ("Bathing," 2011)
Taking A Bath! What is a good reason for What is one safety tip? bathing? Be sure to step out To get rid of germs carefully to prevent falling To make your parents Use expensive shampoo happy Use extra body wash To keep away odors What is a correct healthy bathing technique? Bathe only once a month Use extra hot water Use soap and shampoo
Incorrect! Using expensive shampoo may help your hair, but it will not help your safety!
Wrong! Extra hot water is not healthy! It can burn you!
Try again! Bathing once a month is not the correct answer!
This is correct! Getting rid of germs is a reason for bathing!
This is also correct! Parents are happy when kids (and adults!) take baths or showers!
Correct! Taking a bath or shower is a great way to eliminate body odors!
Correct! Bathing using soap and shampoo is a healthy technique!
Correct! Stepping out of the bath or shower carefully is a great safety tip!
Conclusion This was a very informative project! I never thought I would be able to figure this out but it was much easier than I thought. I realized how useful this can be for kids in a classroom setting! I also realized that this is a great way to keep children’s attention in a very creative way. Kids attention spans aren’t as long as sometimes we’d like, but this was a great way for using creativity to keep their attention. I also realized that this is much simpler to put together than I originally thought! It’s a great tool to use for a classroom!
ReferencesBathing. (2011, January 7). Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bathing#Reasons_for_bathin gCenter for Disease Control and Prevention, (2010). Handwashing: clean hands save lives Atlanta, GA: Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/Goss, L, & Inga, C. (2008, October). Taking care of your teeth. Retrieved from http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_body/take_care/teeth .html#