Observe the child during self-care routines in the bathroom.
The adult prompts the child to do each of the bathroom tasks. When needed, adult wipes the child’s nose.
Needs help aiming the toothpaste, but tries to squeeze the tube.
Encourage early childhood educators and parents to involve children in all self-care tasks, including tooth brushing, dressing, hand washing, nose wiping, and bathing. Children want to do things by themselves; so let them do what they can. Let them add the last step to household task, such as pouring in laundry detergent or pushing the vacuum cleaner button.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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