In the morning, take turns being “Handy Helpers.” Help each other find a pair of socks, pour milk, or zip up a jacket. Ask your child, “Will you please help me __?” Then invite them to ask you for help. It’s a nice way to start the day!

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Taking turns helping one another gives your child practice communicating and helps them explore the idea that people have different wants and needs.

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