Things I Should Do

__ Provide a daily routine that includes regular times for meals.
__ Establish a bedtime that gives my child eight or more hours of sleep at night.
__ See that my child has opportunities for rigorous physical activity, outside when possible, everyday.
__ Help my child select and wear clothing appropriate for indoor climate and outdoor weather conditions.
__ See that my child has had required immunizations and current health examination.
__ Help my child develop independence in dressing, eating and personal hygiene.
__ Interact frequently with my child each day by talking, listening and touching.
__ Take my child to a variety of places.
__ Provide toys, games and household objects that encourage exploration, manipulation and dramatic play.
__ Teach socially acceptable ways to disagree.
__ Encourage social values such as helpfulness, cooperation, sharing and concerns for others.
__ Demonstrate common expressions of courtesy and praise my child for using them (please, thank you).
__ Establish reasonable limits for behaviors and hold my child to them.
__ Talk with my child about our family, our cultures in our community.
__ Encourage work values such as effort, persistence, and initiative.
__ Read to my child every day.  Talk together about the pictures and story.
__ Provide books, magazines and other printed materials for my child to handle.
__ Provide pencils, markers, paper and encourage drawing and scribbling or writing.
__ Invite my child to help with grocery lists, grocery shopping, sending cards.

Last Modified on September 3, 2013