Observe the child with a washcloth and soap for washing hands and arms.
Provide soap and a washcloth at a sink.
The child takes a wet cloth (wrung out by adult), rubs soap on the cloth, and rubs the cloth on his body parts.
Early childhood educators and parents should involve children in planning, preparing, setting up for, serving, and cleaning up snack, lunch, and dinner. This teaches skills of sorting, counting, etc., involves fine motor and gross motor skills, and teaches responsibility and self-care. Encourage adults to have children brush teeth and wash up after each meal.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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