Observe the child after snack.
The adult holds the child up to the sink or lets her climb onto a child stool. Let the child turn the faucet (cold) to wash her hands.
The child pulls and pushes a faucet handle to adjust the force.
Early childhood educators and parents can ask children to look at what needs to be done, so they begin to notice needed tasks. For example, when taking a bath, look at the empty tub and say, “What do we need to do?” When there is a messy table, ask, “What can we do to fix this?”
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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