Age 3 Development – Self Care Skills
Self-Care skills are daily tasks done in order to be ready to perform the actions that will be needed in life (daily dressing, eating, cleaning teeth and other actions). Often these are referred to as activities of daily living. While these actions are mostly supported by their parents in young children, their children are expected to become independent in this regard as they get older.
Organization is about the ability to determine what actions you should take, when and how. Part of organization is understanding the necessities of action. Organization is an important skill required to perform daily routines, complete self-care acts and academic tasks.
Possible Situations Encountered When It Doesn’t Progress
- Due to lack of understanding and attention, he may try to learn by imitating others.
- May have difficulty following directions at home or daycare.
- May experience delays in game skills.
- There may be difficulties with toilet training.
- May have trouble consuming foods with different ingredients (eg, being picky about food).
- He may have difficulty feeding himself.
- He may have difficulty taking off his clothes.
- He may have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep through the night.