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Title

Getting a Hand on Wellness

Subject

Hygiene, Relationships; Nutrition; Physical Activity; Exercise; Play; Body Parts; Children; Habits of Health & Habits of Mind (Ubbes, 2008)

Description

National Health Education Standards

Standard 4:
Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks.

Performance Indicator for Grade 2:
Demonstrate healthy ways to express needs, wants, and feelings.

Standard 7:
Students will demonstrate health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce risks.

Performance Indicator for Grade 2:
Demonstrate healthy practices and behaviors to maintain or improve personal health.

Standard 8:
Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health.

Performance Indicator for Grade 2:
Encourage peers to make positive health choices.

Author

DeWitt, Jessica; Fusco, Bryan

Publisher

Miami University Libraries

Date

2013

Contributor

Ubbes, Valerie (editor and genre designer); Fusco, Pattie (translator)

Format

PDF

Language

English, Spanish

Type

Text

Identifier

GettingAHandOnWellness

Text

Getting a Hand on Wellness
By Jessica DeWitt & Bryan Fusco

I use my hands to put on my coat before I go to the park.
I use my hands to brush my teeth to keep them nice and shiny.
Holding hands with my mom shows her that I love her.
I use my hands to play tag at recess with my friends.
Painting with my hands expresses my emotions.
I use my hands to practice piano to play a pretty song.
At the end of my baseball game I give everyone a high five for a job well done.
I use my hands to carve a pumpkin for Halloween.
I use my hands to play catch with my Dad.
I eat ribs with my hands for dinner.
When I climb the monkey bars, I use my hands to hold on.

Summary
Children use their hands in a variety of ways throughout the day. We explore those ways through the connection of health and wellness. The use of the Spanish language enhances the children’s social communication.


Collection:

Electronic Texts


Citation

DeWitt, Jessica; Fusco, Bryan, “Getting a Hand on Wellness,” Health Literacy Database at Miami University, accessed May 19, 2024, https://dlp.lib.miamioh.edu/healthliteracy/items/show/96.

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