For kids, washing hands can be a fun activity. It is simple enough for even very young children to understand. Handwashing gives children and adults a chance to take an active role in their own health. Once kids learn how to properly wash their hands, they can — and often do — show their siblings and encourage them to wash their hands, too. Parents can help keep the family healthy by:
Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
In short, handwashing is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading illness to others.