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Encouraging children to be independent promotes their self-confidence and self-esteem. They are many ways you can support independence at home, for example by:

  • Involving your child in household chores such as laying the table, putting away some shopping, unloading the washing machine or tidying up.
  • Giving opportunities for your child to make their own choices.
  • Allow your child to make mistakes when they are trying to be independent.


Books you could share at home:

Early Years

Key Stage 1

Key Stage 2