Allow children to pour their own drinks, serve their own food, choose a story, hold a puppet or water a plant.
Provide support and advice for parents on healthy eating, oral hygiene and sleep expectations for their children
Offer choices for children in terms of potties, trainer seats or steps.
Create opportunities for moving towards independence, for example by using visual clues for the sequence of routines such as hand-washing.
Provide pictures or objects representing options to support children in making and expressing choices.
Choose some stories that highlight the consequences of choices.
Ensure children’s safety, while not unduly inhibiting their risk-taking.
Talk to children about simple rules for their safety such as holding on to handrails when walking downstairs
Display a colourful daily menu showing healthy meals and snacks and discuss choices with the children, reminding them, e.g. that they tried something previously and might like to try it again or encouraging them to try something new.
Be aware of eating habits at home and of the different ways people eat their food, e.g. that eating with clean fingers is as skilled and equally valued as using cutlery.
Encourage children to select and attempt to put on suitable clothing for outdoor play.