Importance of Personal Hygiene for Children


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What is hygiene?

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Why is hygiene important?

I. It helps to preserve one's own health

II. It helps preserve the health of others

III. It guarantees you'll never get sick


Which of the following is a type of hygienic practice children should use?

I. Bathing

II. Washing their hands

III. Cutting their fingernails

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and its attached worksheet allow you to test your knowledge of personal hygiene in children. You will need to identify effective ways children can maintain hygiene.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer these questions to make sure you fully understand:

  • The importance of hygiene
  • Hygiene practices children should follow
  • The importance of brushing your teeth as a child

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as some of the risks of a child putting unwashed hands in their mouth
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as hygiene
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the importance of effective hygiene for children

Additional Learning

If you would like to know more about this type of personal care, review the lesson titled Importance of Personal Hygiene for Children. This lesson will cover:

  • Effective bathing
  • Proper hand-washing technique
  • Negative effects of improper or insufficient personal hygiene