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Parties and Celebrations, Just for fun
At this age, children love song and dance, so capitalise on this attraction by creating a toilet training victory song.
Celebrating accomplishments is an important part of making toilet training “stick.” At this age, children love song and dance, so capitalise on this attraction by creating a toilet training victory song.
Your song should be simple, upbeat and easy to remember. The tune can be as effortless as singing the words, “I did it!” over and over again to the tune of a familiar song like “I’m a Little Tea Pot,” or you can create your own original tune and make up all the words. (Let your child have some input here.) Anything goes! The most important part of this activity is that the song be catchy and easy to remember. It should also lend itself to lots of fun.
Once you have a song picked or created, practice it. Sing it whenever the spirit moves you: in the car, in the tub, in the kitchen – everywhere! The next step is to create a few silly dance moves that can be used to pump up the celebration when you’re singing.
When your routine is ready, put it into action. If your child uses the potty successfully, break into the song and dance, encouraging all other household members who are present to do the same thing. Get goofy! It should become your child’s victory song and dance. Eventually your child will become familiar with the routine, and will look forward to the performances. And who knows, those performances might be just enough to keep your child running back to the potty or toilet.