, toddler, child
Mind builder, Just for fun
Turn a fun craft project into a learning tool by making cards that illustrate their trip to the bathroom, step by step.
For successful toilet training, children need to feel like they are part of the process and have control. Turn a fun craft project into a learning tool by making cards that illustrate their trip to the bathroom, step by step.
Trace your child’s handprint onto one colour of the construction paper. Do at least 10 to start. Help your child cut the handprints out with their blunt scissors. Next, cut out the shape of a potty chair or toilet seat in another colour of construction paper. The last shape will be a large circle. Once all the circles have been cut out, help your child draw a smiley face with a marker on each. Place all the pieces in a plastic zipper bag and give them to your child.
Now, explain the game to your child. When they feel the urge that they need to go to the bathroom, they bring you one of the potty or toilet seat cards. Then it’s off to do their business. When done, they wash their hands and then turn in the hand card to show that their hands are squeaky clean. The final card – the smiley face – is then turned in for a reward for doing such a fantastic job.
To make the cards even more sturdy and to help them last longer, laminate with laminating sheets available at the craft store, or have them laminated at a copy store.