Accessible and organized clothes....
|We hung an extra bar low in my son's closet for easy access to shirts|
|My son's platform bed has drawers - organized for easy access.|
|My husband built a shoe rack in our garage where we organize our shoes. My son's shoes are kept at his height - easy to find, easy to access.|
|I don't use this (I did in my classroom when I was teaching, though), but a great way to organize books on tape/CD is by using Ziploc bags. Easily accessible to the child.|
|My son has full access to a CD player and his CDs. To help him be successful I print the images on sticker paper and stick them to the CDs.|
|Here is a closer look|
|Put books on child's level|
|We installed an extendable shower head so my son can wash his hair independently.|
|Provide them with stools and such so they can make their own meals.|
|Tie yarn around doors to allow them to open them.|
|Make language magnets of food to give them choices.|
|Give them rhythm charts to allow them some control over planning their day.|
|Organize snack and have them at child level to give them power over their own eating.|
Lastly, and mostly because we just love it, we installed kid friendly toilet seats to offer comfort......
Im sure looking at this some people are thinking - wow, that's so anal - poor kids. However, its not like we run a boot camp here. Our children appreciate these opportunities to be independent and we are always there to lend a hand on days where they are feeling less than confident about their abilities. Imagine living in a home where you can't touch or reach a thing and cant do anything for yourself. Our homes belong to our children just as much as they do to us. We are a team and we all help each other. :)