SELF AWARENESS FOR TODDLERS

TODDLER  SELF-AWARENESS QUICK TIPS
Pay attention when your child wants to talk to you.
Let your child help wash himself in the tub. Name different body parts as he does so.
Let your child start to take responsibility for her possessions.
Let your child help you or others around the house.
Give your child words for his feelings.  “You look so happy” or “You must be feeling very sad”.  Look in mirror and make “happy” and “sad” faces.
Help your child name different body parts, while looking in a mirror.Measure your child’s height on a wall chart, so she can see how she has grown.
Help your child draw outlines of their hands and feet on paper.
Discuss with your child how he is growing larger and can no longer fit into the clothes he once wore.  Compare infant clothes to the ones he wears now.
Make a photo book for your child with pictures of her doing different activities.
 
THREE LITTLE BUGS
 
THREE LITTLE BUGS
Three little bugs in the garden. (Hold up three fingers)
Three little bugs not two. (Hold up two fingers)
One looks like _______. (Point to a child or name a family member)
One looks like _______. (Point to a child or name a family member)
And one looks just like YOU! (Point to a third person)
                       Adapted Traditional
 
ONLY ONE ME
In this whole wide world. (Make a big circle with your arms)
I can clearly see. (Fingers around eyes, looking through)
There is only one YOU! (Point to another person)
And there is only ME! (Point to self)
                       Adapted Traditional
  
BODY PART SONGS AND RHYMES
Go to the Toddler Home page and click on Body Part Songs and Rhymes.