Observe how the child reacts when given choices during daily routines.
Depending on the situation (daily routine, play time, etc.), let the child choose what he wants.
The child makes a choice between two or three options based on preferences.
Help early childhood educators and parents understand that giving children choices helps the children gain autonomy and also learn about themselves. Adults should comment to the child about what they are learning about their preferences and desires.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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