Using Objects Appropriately
“Hey, What’s This For?”
Normal daily routines allow many opportunities to help teach your child the proper use of objects. Show your child how objects are used by demonstrating their use during play and other everyday activities (e.g., with a wash cloth, towel, toothbrush, comb, spoon, cup, ball, car, shoe, phone, etc).
bathing, wash your child’s face with a washcloth.
finished with the bath, take a towel and dry your child.
your child’s hair and teeth.
mealtime, take a cup or spoon and bring it to your child’s mouth.
play, feed a baby with a bottle, throw a ball, push a car back and forth.
dressing, put shoes and socks on your child’s feet,
hand over hand assistance to help guide your child to use objects the way that
they are meant to be used.