Activity 3: I Can Do It Myself!

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Children increase in ability to do things for themselves as they are given opportunities. Celebrate your child’s growing abilities and independence.

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Children increase in ability to do things for themselves as they are given opportunities. Celebrate your child’s growing abilities and independence.

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In kindergarten, your child will be in school without you. Along with a classroom of other children, your child will need to have the confidence and ability to work alone or in groups, use materials independently, use the restroom independently, ask questions, follow directions, and many other independent activities.

Activity: I Can

Talk with your child about the things that he/she could not do as a baby. Talk about how he/she is much bigger now and can do many things independently. For instance, he/she can now speak and get dressed. Have your child think of some things that he/she can do all by himself/herself. As your child names an activity, write it on a slip of paper and put it in the container. Continue until your child has named as many as possible. Throughout the day, observe your child. When he/she does something independently, point it out to him/her. “Look, you got a drink of water all by yourself! Let’s add it to the ‘I Can’ jar.”

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