Knowing when they're ready
Sit on your hands
Break tasks down
The 'forward' or 'backward' training techniques
Ask, say, do
Say: Your child answers 'get out your toothbrush'.
Do: You say 'that's right, now you show me how you get out your toothbrush'. Child gets toothbrush out.
Say: Your child says 'get out the tooth paste'.
Do: You say, 'that's right, show me how you get out the toothpaste'. Child gets toothpaste out.
Heap them with praise
Learning to tie shoe laces
- Fold each end of the lace into a single "bunny ear." You can hold the "ears" in place between your thumb and pointer finger on each hand.
- Cross the bunny ears so that they form an "X" in the air.
- Loop the bottom bunny ear over and through the top bunny ear. This will create a second knot.
- Pull the bunny ears out to the side away from the shoe. This will create a square knot that will not easily come undone and will hold the shoe in place.