Importance of Self Help Skills

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As children grow, there reaches a time when they need to learn doing basic chores on their own. Teaching kids to do these chores effectively helps them develop cognitive knowledge of tackling such issues is important for their growth and independence. This can be done through a number of ways.

Select appropriate prompts. While teaching a child to eat with a spoon, for example, the teacher can move from full physical assistance to assisting the child only when moving the spoon directly into his mouth. You may need to use hand-over-hand assistance, but this support needs to be faded as the child becomes more independent.