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A Safe and Healthy Year


Physical Activity; Play; Children; Habits of Health & Habits of Mind (Ubbes, 2008)


National Health Education Standards

Standard 1:
Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.

Performance Indicators for PreK to Grade 2:
1.2.1 Identify that healthy behaviors impact personal health.

1.2.2 Recognize that there are multiple dimensions of health.


Huddle, Michele; Pegg, Elizabeth


Miami University Libraries




Ubbes, Valerie A (editor and genre designer)




English, Spanish






A Safe and Healthy Year
by Michele Huddle and Elizabeth Pegg

Throughout the year, I try to remember many important safety and hygiene skills that I have learned.

January (Enero)
In January, before I go out and play I bundle up with my coat, hat, and gloves to stay warm (quedarme en calor).

February (Febrero)
In February, I brush my hair and teeth two (dos) times a day to practice healthy habits (hábitos sanos).

March (Marzo)
In March, when I ride in the car, I always remember to wear my seatbelt (cinturón de segurid) to stay safe (Seguro).

April (Abril)
In April, I take a bath (un baño) everyday and always remember to use lots of bubbles to stay clean (limpia)!

May (Mayo)
In May, while playing outside, I always remember to drink lots of water (agua) to stay hydrated (hidrato).

June (Junio)
In June, I always remember to wear the right protective gear (artículos deportivos) while playing outside to stay safe (seguro).

July (Julio)
In July, when I go on family vacations, I remember to wear my sunscreen (bloqueador solar) to protect my skin (proteger mi piel).

August (Agosto)
In August, I always look both ways before I cross the street (cruzar el calle) to get on the school bus.

September (Septiembre)
In September, I always wear my helmet (llevo mi casco) while riding my bicycle to prevent a head injury.

October (Octubre)
In October, after Halloween, I always check my candy (inspecciono mis dulces) to make sure it is properly sealed.

November (Noviembre)
In November, I prevent the spread of the flu by coughing in my elbow (tos en mi codo).

December (Diciembre)
In December, I always remember to wash my hands (lavar mis manos) before eating to prevent myself from getting sick.

Now that I have shared my safety and hygiene skills with you, I hope that you will try them too!

Collection: Electronic Texts


Huddle, Michele; Pegg, Elizabeth, “A Safe and Healthy Year,” Health Literacy Database at Miami University, accessed July 25, 2024,

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