Getting a Hand on Wellness

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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.

Creator

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.

Citation

DeWitt, Jessica; Fusco, Bryan, “Getting a Hand on Wellness,” Health Literacy Database at Miami University, accessed April 25, 2019, https://dlp.lib.miamioh.edu/healthliteracy/items/show/96.