Care of Person

Washing Hands at the Sink

Material Description:

Sink at child’s height, soap in a dish and a flannel or small hand towel


  • Open the tap a little, wet hands
  • Close the tap
  • Take soap and rub it onto hands
  • Open the tap, move hands through water to wash and rinse
  • Close the tap
  • Dry hands

Points of Interest:

  • Suds
  • Move the hands palm together to hear the squeak of soap or silence if hands completely rinsed.


  • Co-ordination of Movement
  • Independence
  • Concentration
  • Social Adaptation

Age at Presentation:

Two and a half years

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