Self-Care & Hygiene Charts Introduction
There comes a point in a child’s life when it’s time to start moving from relying on parent-care to flying alone with self-care. When and how this change happens depends to a great extent on the developmental age of the child and the specific skills required. Some kids are more inclined to say, “I can do it myself!” than others. Some need baby steps in acquiring self-care skills. Children with special needs will benefit from our colorful Self Care charts being customized to their situation.
Selecting a Self-Care or Hygiene Chart
From early potty training to more advanced self-care, our printable Self-Care Charts are adaptable and let you customize them as needed. Since these are skills you want to encourage and sustain, be sure to keep the mood light and encouraging. Incentives can of course help, while some children will be satisfied with seeing their self-care efforts recorded on a chart that is can be saved and valued.
Using Our Printable Self-Care & Hygiene Charts
You may want to start by selecting one of our Self-Care Charts and focusing on a single skill for a number of weeks. Meanwhile you can be introducing other assisted skills like teeth-brushing, learning to clean themselves while bathing, hair care, keeping track of eye glasses, etc. depending on the age. You can move from single behaviors on a chart to using charts with lists that include multiple self-care behaviors. In any event, Self-Care Charts for person hygiene and responsibility help keep everyone focused.
Keep it Interesting
Self-care behaviors change with time, so you can plan to select different Self-Care Charts as that occurs. It’s always nice to include some self-care that is a “freebie” so the child can see a positive mark on the chart without much effort. For example, if a kid has already handled hair brushing, keep it on a chart so credit is given easily while focusing on more challenging tasks.
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