Do you and your child have a daily challenge, like getting ready for school? Have them practice that challenge during playtime. You can say: “Let’s pretend we’re getting ready to go to school. What should we do first” Talk about the steps if they need help remembering. “We eat our breakfast, pack our lunch, brush our teeth, and then get on the bus”
See what your child is learning
When children have the chance to practice something, they begin to feel a sense of control in challenging situations. They’re practicing critical thinking and problem-solving skills as they break the task down into steps and apply what they already know to solve it.