Skills to Practice this Month
- Help your child develop independence in personal hygiene and using the toilet.
- Upon entering kindergarten, children should be able to care for some of their personal needs and be independent in using the toilet and properly washing their hands and button, zip, or belt their own clothing.
Your child probably knows how to use the bathroom on her own, but talk to your child about how it will be different at school than at home. At school there will most likely be stalls, soap dispensers, paper towels or electric hand dryers, etc.
Make sure your child knows the importance of proper and thorough hand washing. Make sure she washes her hands long enough and uses enough soap to get them clean.
Sing "This Is the Way We Wash Our Hands" to the tune of "Here We Go 'Round the Mulberry Bush"
"This is the way we wash our hands, wash our hands, wash our hands
This is the way we wash our hands so early in the morning (before every meal, when we've been to the bathroom)."