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Self Care / Life Skills

Self Care and Life Skills involve the most important occupations children learn as they grow. These skills are encompassed in the child's Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs). ADL skills include upper and lower extremity dressing, toliet hygiene and bowel/bladder management, bathing and showering, personal hygiene/grooming, eating and feeding, functional mobility, and sleep and rest. IADL occupations are more complex than ADL skills and are vital to children and young adults to prepare for independent living. These activities are needed to participate independently in home, school, community, and work environments. IADL skills include meal preparation, community mobility, health maintenance, home management (clothing care, cleaning), shopping, and care of others and pets.

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After School Routine Chart - Blue/Green

Routine Charts Posted: 01.30.2015

Included in this 8 PAGE PDF are: two Blank Routine Chart Versions and 35 Routine Chart Items that you can personalize! This High Quality Colorful After School Routine Chart and pictures are designed to increase your child’s independence for completing sequenced after school tasks and keeping belongings where they belong.

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After School Routine Chart - Pink/Green

Routine Charts Posted: 01.30.2015

This 8 PAGE PDF Includes 2 Blank Routine Chart Versions and 35 Routine Chart Items that you can personalize! This High Quality Colorful After School Routine Chart and pictures are designed to increase your child’s independence for completing sequenced after school tasks and keeping belongings where they belong.

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Beat the Clock Dressing Game!

ADLs Posted: 06.01.2014

This fun and exciting ADL game is great to play individually or in a group setting. It helps children improve their fine motor control and motor planning skills required for dressing. The children are not competing against one another; they are striving to beat their previous best time as recorded on their personal record sheets.

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Beat the Clock Dressing Game! Winter Clothing!

ADLs Posted: 01.01.2016

Self-Help/Life Skills ADL Winter Dressing Game! This fun and exciting ADL game is great to play individually or in a group setting. It helps children improve their fine motor control and motor planning skills required for dressing. The children are not competing against one another; they are striving to beat their previous best time as recorded on their personal record sheets. Children will practice dressing in Winter Clothing and have fun at the same time! This is a 9 PAGE High Quality PDF!

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Chore Checklist

IADLs Posted: 08.22.2016

Make a list of all the Chores you need to do. Check each chore off as it is completed. This High Quality PDF includes Color and Black/White printer friendly versions. A great IADL Self-Help Activity!

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Clothing Mix Up!

ADLs Posted: 06.01.2014

Clothing items have been mixed up! Color all the clothes you would wear in the season or weather stated.

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Clothing Sort

ADLs Posted: 06.01.2014

Color and cut all clothing items. Glue items in each column based on the correct season or temperature they would wear the clothing in.

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Daily Routine Chore Chart

Routine Charts Posted: 11.08.2015

Personalize for your Child! Includes: Blank Routine Chore Chart (can select from two different versions), Chart Items (12 different pictures). This chore chart is a great way to promote independence with chores and household tasks!

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Draw a Picture of Your House

IADLs Posted: 08.22.2016

Use the space below to draw a picture of the place that you live. Try to do your best to include as many details as possible. This may include windows, door color, shrubs, flowers, chimney, etc. Next, fill in the blanks below to write your name and full address. This 5 PAGE PDF includes Zip Code and Postal Code Versions and 2 Lined-Paper Options.

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Dressing Skills: What to Expect Next Chart

Self-Help Educational Resources Posted: 10.18.2015

Use the chart/guide as a tool to learn what step is next and how to help your child move to the next stage. Remember each child is unique and will develop at his or her own rate. Includes Dressing Skills for ages 12 Months - 7 Years.

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Dressing Tips - What to Expect & How to Help Your Child Learn

Self-Help Educational Resources Posted: 10.18.2015

Educational material that discusses Dressing Tips and techniques for parents/caregivers. This is a7 Page PDF. Includes detailed Dressing Tips for Lower Body Dressing (Shoes, Socks, Pants, & Shorts), Upper Body Dressing (Shirt- Overhead and open front style), and Snaps and Fasteners (Zippers, Buttons, Snaps). Also includes a one page detailed Dressing Skills What to Expect Chart, summarizing developmental Dressing Skills for age ranges 12 Months - 7 years. This amazing resource is packed full of information and Dressing Skill Tips to Help your Child Learn!

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Early Childhood Self Help Skills Checklist

Self-Help Educational Resources Posted: 11.06.2014

A detailed screen to assess developmental status of self help skills. Conveniently organized into Sub-Sections, which Include: Self-Dressing Skills, Feeding Skills, Toileting Skills, and Personal Hygiene/Grooming Skills. Organized into age ranges 12-18 months, 18-24 months, 24-30 months, 30-36 months, 3-4 years, 4-5 years, and 5-7 years. This is a 9 PAGE High Quality Colored PDF. 

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Good Night! Sleep Tight! Bed Time Routine Chart

Routine Charts Posted: 11.08.2015

Bed Time Routine Chart that you can Personalize for your Child! Includes: Detailed Print & Assembly Instructions, Blank Bed Time/Evening Routine Chart (can select from two different versions), Chart Items (11 different pictures & 2 Blank - Create your own) Boy & Girl Versions included! This is a 6 PAGE high quality bright and colorful PDF.

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Lacing and Tying Shoe Template: FREE Printable!

Shoe Tying Posted: 09.20.2016

This free resource is the perfect solution for shoe tying practice! Print and assembly shoe template as instructed.

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Let's Learn my Phone Number

IADLs Posted: 08.22.2016

This 4 Page PDF includes 3 Versions of Activities for a Child to Learn their Phone Number. Child will identify numbers on a phone and can color the numbers and write their phone number.

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Menu, Meal Planner, & Grocery List

IADLs Posted: 08.22.2015

Complete a Menu by filling in Meal Planner for one day - Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Using the Meal Planner write the Grocery List of items needed for that day’s meals. This is an 8 PAGE PDF! Includes 2 Versions: Single Page and 2-Page Menu/Meal Planner & Grocery List (black/white and color versions included of each).

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Potty Routine Chart

Routine Charts Posted: 11.08.2015

This High Quality 8 PAGE PDF Includes 6 different Potty/Toilet Sequencing Charts. Choose the appropriate Potty Routine Chart for your child/family. Option 1 : Sequence with Stars - This is where a sticker would be placed as a reward. Option 2 : Sequence with Square Boxes. Boy & Girl Versions included for each option. Note: 2 Different Versions for Boy Options - 1) Standing with stool and 2) Sitting. Also includes Detailed Print & Assembly Instructions.

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Rise & Shine! Morning Routine Chart

Routine Charts Posted: 11.08.2015

Morning Routine Chart that you can Personalize for your Child! Includes: Detailed Print & Assembly Instructions, Blank Morning Routine Chart (can select from two different versions), Chart Items (10 different pictures & 2 Blank - Create your own). Boy & Girl Versions included! This is a 6 PAGE high quality bright and colorful PDF.

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Self Care - Clothing Sort - FREE ACCESS

ADLs Posted: 06.15.2014

Color and cut all clothing items. Glue items in each column based on the correct season or temperature they would wear the clothing in.

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Shoe Tying Checklists for Documenting Progress

Shoe Tying Posted: 09.20.2016

These checklists are the perfect solution to document progress and intervention when teaching shoe tying. Each checklist lists steps/verbal cues, visual, and dates to record progress. Also includes marking key. Includes 2 Checklists/Versions: (1) Tie a Bow - Single Loop Method, and (2) Tie a Bow - Bunny Ear Double Loop Method

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Shoe Tying Club: Classroom/ Clinic Display Activity

Shoe Tying Posted: 09.20.2016

A fun activity to recognize and display shoe tying success! Each child will write their name on a shoe. Color/Decorate and cut out shoe. Hang up and display! Includes 2 different versions (Color and Black/White of each).

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Shoe Tying Club: Member Tracker List

Shoe Tying Posted: 09.20.2016

Keep track of all the members of the "Shoe Tying Club" on this list. Includes Color and Black/White (ink friendly) versions.

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Shoe Tying Club: Preview

Shoe Tying Posted: 09.20.2016

Children will LOVE to become members of the "Shoe Tying Club"! This exciting program includes a variety of resources that will help reinforce a child to do his or her best to master shoe tying. Can be used for individuals or the entire classroom. Learn more about the "Shoe Tying Club" here!

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Shoe Tying Club: Reward Brag Tags

Shoe Tying Posted: 09.20.2016

Reward practice and mastery of shoe tying with these fun tags. Instructions: Cut out each tag and reward child. Make a wrist band and tape ends together. Includes - Color and Black/White (ink friendly) versions.

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Shoe Tying Club: Shoe Tying Certificate/Award

Shoe Tying Posted: 09.20.2016

Congrat-shoe—lations! Print this award/certificate when a child has mastered the skill of shoe tying. Includes color and black/white (ink friendly) versions.

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Shoe Tying Hole Punch Reward Cards

Shoe Tying Posted: 09.20.2016

Practice tying your shoes and get a hole punch. Get 10 punches and you will get a surprise! Includes 4 versions. US and Canada/UK versions included.

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Shoe Tying Home Program

Shoe Tying Posted: 09.20.2016

Record and keep track of shoe tying practice. Keep parents involved with this great home program. Practice tying your shoes every day! Child colors in a shoe each time he/she practices.

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Shoe Tying Posters/Cards: Step-by-step Visuals & Cues:

Shoe Tying Posted: 09.20.2016

High Quality PDF including color Step-by-Step Visuals and Cues. Option 1: Poster = Print and laminate as single page posters. Option 2: Create Cards = Cut out each individual step into a card. There are 3 Posters/Versions Included: 1. Make a Knot, 2. Tie a Bow - Single Loop Method, and 3. Tie a Bow - Bunny Ear Double Loop Method.

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Summer Dress Up Paper Doll - Boy

ADLs Posted: 05.02.2015

Summer Dress Up Boy Version. This Paper Doll Activity allows children to visualize appropriate clothing for Summer. This 6 PAGE PDF includes Written Directions, Visual Instructions/Steps to complete task, Summer Clothing images, A Body Image, and Labeling Page. Summer Dress Up Activity targets a variety of fine motor, sequencing, planning, handwriting, and visual motor skills!

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Summer Dress Up Paper Doll - Girl

ADLs Posted: 05.02.2015

Summer Dress Up Girl Version. This Paper Doll Activity allows children to visualize appropriate clothing for Summer. This 6 PAGE PDF includes Written Directions, Visual Instructions/Steps to complete task, Summer Clothing images, A Body Image, and Labeling Page. Summer Dress Up Activity targets a variety of fine motor, sequencing, planning, handwriting, and visual motor skills!

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What Should I Wear Today? Sunny/Rainy

ADLs Posted: 04.25.2015

What Should I Wear? This 4 PAGE PDF address items to wear on a Rainy Day vs. Sunny Day. Includes Three levels of worksheets depending on the level and age of the student.

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Winter Dress Up BOY- Paper Doll Color & Cut

ADLs Posted: 01.01.2016

This Winter Boy Paper Doll is a great activity that allows children to visualize appropriate clothing for the winter. This 7 Page PDF includes written directions, visual instructions/steps to complete task, 2 Pages of Winter Clothing images, Body image, and blank assembly Page. This Winter Dress Up Activity targets a variety of fine motor, sequencing, planning, handwriting, and visual motor skills!

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Winter Dress Up GIRL - Paper Doll Color & Cut

ADLs Posted: 01.01.2016

It's time to Color, Cut, and Glue Winter Clothing!! This Winter Girl Paper Doll is a great activity that allows children to visualize appropriate clothing for the winter. This 7 Page PDF includes written directions, visual instructions/steps to complete task, 2 Pages of Winter Clothing images, Body image, and blank assembly Page. This Winter Dress Up Activity targets a variety of fine motor, sequencing, planning, handwriting, and visual motor skills!

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