Taking care of yourself is another aspect that is categorized under practical life values. It involves more complex activities compared to the first book in this series and is an excellent next step. Children often start with simple activities and gradually move on to more complex activities.
Care of self refers to the activities that children do in their community in taking care of themselves. Children at this stage (age 3-6) are more focused on themselves; they like to accomplish activities on their own. The responsibility of adults is to observe and to prepare the tools that children will need in order for them to do these activities on their own. However, dressing and grooming are something children at this stage would start to do themselves .They may start to worry about their appearance as they often want to look good .Thus, parents should allow some freedom to those children to choose their outfit instead of preparing everything for them. Parents also should allow children to do these activities on their own. The purpose of these activities for caring themselves is to allow children to practice and then help children to perfect their movements.
3 – 6yrs