Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16Over time, encourage your child to do more on his/her own. It might be easier and quicker for you to put your child’s jacket on, but taking a few extra minutes to teach self-help skills will encourage independence and build self confidence. Here are some important things you can help your child learn how to do. Use the restroom Wash his/her hands Use eating utensils Drink from a cup or juice box Put on a coat and hat Button, snap, and zip Cover his/her mouth when sneezing or coughing Take shoes off and put them back on INDEPENDENCE Promoting When something is difficult, don’t immediately swoop in to help. Instead, let your child try to problem solve—and celebrate when he/she is successful! During these important preschool years, encourage curiosity and imagination—and look for opportunities to expand your child’s horizons. Most importantly, make learning fun and enjoy this exciting time with your child! 15