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9 Best Activities to Develop the Self-Help Skills in the Preschool Children

How to Build Self-Help Skills in Children
Kids Self- Help Habit
Self-help skills provide the foundations of success in later life. Let the children involved in household chores.  Encourage the children to do their own works and manage their own activities independently. Self-help skills play an important role in the development of motor skills, increase self-confidence, self-esteem, and independence in early childhood.  There are some important activities to develop self-help skills in childhood.

1. Putting Away Toys

Let the child put and push the toys in appropriate ways. Request the child to put his toys in the cupboard.  Discourage the child to put down his toys on the floor after playtime. This activity helps to increase self-help skill in a child.

2. Tell the child  to Empty Wastebaskets

The child should empty wastebaskets in the garbage. The child himself put the used tissues and waste papers in the basket.  Parents should encourage the child when the child tries to keep his room clean.

3. Dressing and Undressing Independently

How to child learn dressing and undressing habit by himself
kid Dressing and Undressing Habits
Let the child sort his shirt and socks independently. He should put his dirty clothes in the hamper. Let the child sort his socks and put his foot in the shoe. Dressing and undressing activity enhances the ability of self – help in early childhood.

4.  The child himself Set the bed for Sleeping

This is a critical job for the child. Parents show the children how they set the bed for sleeping. and how close after sleeping.

5. Setting the Table

Encourage the child to put the plates, dishes, and cups on the table. Parents provide the opportunity to set the things on the dining table. The child himself set the books/ notebooks in the study room.   

6. Using the Toilet 

Let the child use the toilet independently. Parents should teach the child how he can use the toilet in early childhood. Encourage the child when he starts to use the toilet independently.

 7. Help the child to Brush his Own Teethes

The child should brush his teaches without parental help. It is the parental responsibility to provide the guidance and tell the child about appropriate time such as before the sleeping etc.

8.  Child Should Take Food Independently

Let the child take his responsibilities in eating activities without other’s help. Let the child drink the milk from a cup. The child must use the spoon himself during eating. Try to pick up cup/dishes with his own fingers.  

9. Washing and Dray the Hands

The child should try to wash hands himself. Try to build a habit in children to wash and dry their hands without any help. Parents should help the child when he needs help in the initial stage.

Self-help skills play an important role in the success of future life. Self-help skills enhance academic outcomes.  It is well documented that self-help skills lead to developing fine motor skills, eye coordination, and sensory upbringing and problem-solving skills in early childhood. It is parental/ teachers duty to develop the self-help skill in children.

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