After some reflection from our educators in the Lynx Room, we agreed that it would be helpful to us and to the families if we added a few tips and suggestions about assisting and encouraging self-help skills with toddlers.
Potty/Washroom- If your child is interested in the potty or you are increasing your potty-sitting expectations it is VERY helpful if you dress your child in clothing that they can manipulate themselves. Ie: Pull down and pull back up. Overalls, onesies and tight, skinny jeans might look adorable, but they are potty training no-nos. By dressing your child in clothing that they can handle themselves you are empowering them and setting them up for success! The same goes for outdoor apparel. Although our current season makes getting dressed for outside extra tricky, we still take the time to slow down and explain how to get dressed as much as we can. You will be surprised by how well your child can get dressed on their own if you slow down and take your time to get dressed!
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