If you’d like to build your preschooler’s social and emotional skills, make sure that you don’t forget about helping them be independent.
WHY PRESCHOOLERS SHOULD BE INDEPENDENT
When your preschooler learns to do activities independently they learn to be self reliant, which builds confidence and self esteem. Doing independent tasks helps your preschooler learn to solve problems, and think about things in new ways. Children who spend time solving problems on their own, rather than immediately receiving help, learn about patience and focusing on tasks. It’s important for your preschooler to learn some independence before entering kindergarten, as there will be expectations for your child to have independent bathroom skills, and be able to be away from home during the day. Working on your preschooler’s independence now can help prepare them for the world and give them a better opportunity to succeed.
5 ACTIVITIES TO HELP PRESCHOOLERS BE INDEPENDENT
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