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Solution Name:​​ Creating Independence and Positive Self-Esteem​​ 


Solution Plan: ​​ Self-Help

Self-Help​​ - Setting up the physical environment to help toddlers become more independent.

  • chairs that are easy to get in and out of independently;

  • steps or stools at sinks so children can wash their hands;

  • small pitchers for pouring and self-feeding skills;

  • small open garbage container in which children can deposit​​ refuse at snack time;

  • small cloths or sponges to help with cleaning the table

  • Limited language skills and strong emotions may make the child’s path towards independence difficult, therefore, encouragement and positive praise is important.​​ 

  • Give young​​ children the opportunity​​ to help with dressing and undressing. For example, pull a sock halfway off and ask the child to finish removing.

  • Encourage independence​​ by giving the child limited choices: "Do you want the round plate or the square plate?" Respect children's preferences.

  • Be flexible and comfort children​​ when needed.​​ 

  • Provide reasonable alternative choices​​ it is appropriate to provide duplicates materials to relieve sharing problems.

  • Involve children in planning and rulemaking.​​ Ask children for​​ suggestions about rules so the learning environment becomes an extension of their needs and interests.

  • Role-play troublesome scenarios.​​ Encourage children to play out scenes to discuss and practice ways of not hurting one another's feelings.

  • Reinforce positive assertions​​ and ignore negative ones.​​ 

Stage by Stage 0 - 2

  • With growing motor and cognitive skills, toddlers want to do more for themselves.

  • Toddlers need activities suited to their abilities so that they don't become bored or give up.

  • Physical environments that encourage independence foster young children's growing need to participate in "adult" tasks, such as cleaning up after snack and washing hands before and after​​ (Source, Ages and Stages)

Stage by Stage 3 - 4

  • Threes are beginning to control their​​ feelings and their communication is increasingly verbal.

  • Sometimes, threes and fours express their independence with "No!" statements throughout the day.

  • Fours may respond negatively to efforts to restrict their behavior.​​ (Source, Ages and Stages)

Stage by Stage 5 - 6

  • At this age, children begin to see themselves as separate from the adults around them and work to form their own identities.

  • Kindergartners have an increased ability to accept and manage challenges.

  • Five- and six-year-olds may test limits and​​ experiment with contrary behavior.​​ (Source, Ages and Stages)

Required Materials:

1.Stepping Stool

Description:​​ Step Stool​​ 

Link:​​ https://amzn.to/2SA42kG​​ 

2.Small Pitcher


Link:​​ https://amzn.to/2TZ5AW9