Your Child Is Learning to Fly on His Own...Let Him! How Finding Ways to Let Your Child Help Care for Himself and Your Home Will Give Him Pride and Independence.
Helping take care of themselves and their home gives children a sense of pride and independence. And between the ages of three and four, there's so much that your child is capable of! he may wash and dry his hands, brush his hair, and do more of his dressing by himself. He may do little chores, like putting his dirty clothes in the hamper or putting his toys away when he's finished playing. Your child may also help with household chores, setting the table for meals and snacks, wiping up spills, or putting his garbage in the trash. Encourage him to help out to benefit the both of you! Stumped by where your little helper can begin? In addition to the ideas mentioned above, he can choose between two outfits in the morning and get at least partly dressed on his own. He can also help fill birdfeeders, match clean socks, help water plants, brush his hair, and more. Let your child care for himself and his home, and you'll be amazed to see what he can accomplish!
Has your child achieved the following Self-Concept developmental milestones yet? If yes, check off all of the skill(s) he has already mastered to date.