Independence in young children. Amazing things I can do on my own
Small child, but independent!
As the days go by, you will quickly notice a craving for life that is gaining more and more ground in the behavior of your little 2 year old. In addition, the need to gain independence faster and to show yourself as "mommy, dad, I can and alone"? appears at an increasingly early age. Here are some things you may not have imagined as a small child!
Eat with kitchenware!
"Leave the baby's bottle aside! Give me a teaspoon faster!" That's saying more and more babies nowadays who are more eager than ever to test utensils "for big people". Do not spoil to give up the bottle sooner and give your hand a few teaspoons of plastic to see how to deal with them! You might be surprised!
To help clean the house!
At 2 anisors no, at 3 no, at 7 no, when do you plan to have the child do various tasks around the house and delegate cleaning tasks? Yes, even small children can, to the surprise of many parents who do not give them much credit in this regard. Only you do not have to have very high expectations from him, but to enjoy even a small success and to properly praise it. It's a small effort for a big purpose! For example, the fact that they carry only one toy in the special basket designed for them is a success! But be careful to choose cleaning tasks appropriate to his age!
It is true that it is a complex process that ends around school age, but it does not mean that you have to wait until then. Your baby, only 13 or 20 months old, can surprise you with the ability to undress alone or to open his or her hat or zipper. Give it a little boost and you won't be able to dress it up any longer, if you want to, because it will be impatient to do these things yourself as many times as possible!
Pour liquid into a bowl / bowl!
When the child sufficiently develops the motor skills of the upper body, he can do more things than you can imagine. Around the age of 24 months, pouring liquids (even if not accurately) will become one of his favorite activities. Try to encourage him to do it correctly, because soon you will see how he will pour milk on his own in the bowl of cereal or water in the glass, which will make your work easier and you will greatly enjoy his achievements. Keep in mind, however, that at this age they cannot lift heavy weights and that they will not drop the containers exactly, so do not be angry!
To wash the teeth!
By the age of 2, your child has already studied you several good times brushing your teeth and has a good understanding and recorded in memory of what it is and what it means, even if you do not know. See how to use the brush, pour the toothpaste on it and move your hands to brush them, then rinse. Find out that at this age he is ready to try brushing himself with the right products. Do not think that he will succeed from the first or that he will learn all the steps too quickly, but that is why you are near him to help him learn the main directions of orientation when it comes to cleaning the teeth. Don't underestimate the child!
Wash your hands!
Up to 2 anisors, a child may be able to wash properly on the sleeves alone. This means wetting their handles, putting a sufficient amount of liquid soap in the handle and rubbing them properly for 20 seconds to remove germs. It is important to teach him to wash his sleeves in a fun way, in order not to see it as a burden!
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