Ways to Teach Kids Self-care Skills
Ways to Teach Kids Self-care Skills
It’s true that live-in maids should always be there to help in children’s basic activities as they grow up. She’s in charge of preparing his needs for school, bathing him, cooking his breakfast in the morning, or washing and ironing his clothes. However, it is also important to train them to be ready for the independent life ahead. We don’t want our children to grow unequipped with life’s basic skills which they should have learned while they were little, do we? We’re more at peace knowing they are mature and can take care of themselves well even without their guardian.
The nanny is there to assist the family especially our children in times of need. While the Indonesian maid and Filipino maid in Singapore works for the family, let her teach your child some self-care skills so he can take care of himself later in life.
Ways to teach kids self-care skills:
1.) Be more visual.
Notice how kids are cooperative in school, putting their shoes in the right place, washing their hands after playing, and returning their books neatly in the shelf after using. This is because teachers use visual aids as a strategy to keep reminders posted, instruct children, and to express the importance of obedience. Kindergarten would put the ‘reading corner’ sign to keep kids in one area when they read. Teachers also like to post a series of pictures as instructions on how to brush the teeth. Sometimes, when the house feels like a school for the kids, they would take instructions seriously and would become more obedient to their live-in nanny.
Come up with some creative ideas with the help of the live-in maid in Singapore on how to transform your child’s room into a visual-rich area.
When to begin:
Begin as early as the child starts going to school. In fact, kids can follow 1-step instructions at the age of 1 year old. When we apply the visual strategies at home like instruction charts, posters, and reminders, we give kids the idea that the values and self-care skills they learned in school can be used at home too. We encourage the life-application of their learnings!
2.) Dressing and grooming himself.
When to begin: The live-in maid can start teaching kids to dress and groom himself as early as 2 years old. During that age, you would see them try to wear slippers, grab a comb, or use something from mama’s make up kit! They don’t tell you clearly, but signs that show up when they turn 2 years old mean that they show great interest in dressing and grooming himself.
How to begin:
The live-in maid may provide minimal assistance when kids are changing their clothes. For example, when wearing socks, the Indo maid or Filipino maid can insert the sock in one foot and then ask the toddler to pull on. After putting on his nappy, the live-in maid can encourage the child to pull his pants up! They may not perfect it on the first try but soon, they will just do it by themselve
As children grow, feeding them becomes a harder task for the Indo maid or Filipino maid. They become choosy on what to eat and would refuse to eat on time. Self-feeding, in the beginning, can be a lot messy for them. There will be a few times the Indo maid or Filipino maid need to pick up the pasta on the floor and wipe up the smudge of puree. But that’s just in the beginning! The more they practice, the lesser mess will they have during meal times.
When to begin:
The live-in maid can start teaching kids to feed themselves during infancy (8 months) when they can eat finger food. At the age of one year old, kids can use a spoon when eating porridge and puree.
How to begin: Choose the utensils that are safe to use. aluminium spoons and forks are not advisable for starting toddler. Filipino maid or Indo maid must make sure the child’s hands are sanitized well before taking his meals. The nanny must also avoid wiping his face/hands while his feeding to avoid distraction.
Kids are not very mindful of their mess simply because they aren’t the ones who clean up. The good news is there ways to teach your kids to tidy up their bedroom or even wash their own bowls. One of these ways includes transforming the chores into playtime! The live-in maid in Singapore use distractions like grouping the red toys first and putting in the basket, next is the blue ones, then the green. Another way to do it is to set the timer and turn the clean up into a cleaning contest with the delicious homemade cake as a price. It takes some creativity to encourage them to do the chores too.
Remember, the goal is to help kids become independent as they grow up because they need to be equipped with basic skills in life. We hope you learned something from this article.
Consider hiring a maid to maintain a tidy household environment. Eden Grace Maids Agency offers manpower help that can carry out your family’s daily organizing and household chores routines. You wouldn’t have to worry about your household chores when you have someone trained and taught to take care of your household burdens!