Giving children choices helps them feel like they have some power and control over what they do. Everyone likes to have choices in what they do. Some caregivers think they need to do all of the planning. They forget that children can and need to make choices too.
Here are some times throughout the day when you can offer choices:
- Food for snack time
- Clothing items when getting dressed
- While playing with toys
- Book reading
- Bath time toys