Observe the child when he needs a tissue (usually a common occurrence with little ones).
The adult hands the child a tissue and asks him to “blow.”
The child understands how to blow air through the nose, though may not do so sufficiently to do the job needed.
Include tissues, diapers, washcloths, etc. in dramatic play to encourage practice of daily life skills on dolls. Remind the child to take care of his own needs, by offering the necessary materials, such as tissues, washcloths without telling the child what to do. Just handing the child a tissue tells the child the need, but gives the child the independence to follow through.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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