If you explain to children that they can get germs on their hands that will make them ill, it will encourage them to wash their hands regularly. 

    Scientific Evidence

    In a scientific study, children were given information every fortnight on the advantages of handwashing. After 5 months the amount of soap and hand gel they used was compared to children who were not given the information.

    A child has been finger painting and is covered in paint, representing the spread of germs.
    • The children who received the hand washing information used more soap and gel than those who did not.
    • Overall, the children who used more soap and gel had less illnesses than the other children.

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