I can do it – self care skills

Do you want to help your child be independent with personal hygiene, getting dressed and basic daily self care routines?

Help them to say “I CAN DO IT!” with this easy to use TomTag self care skills kit.

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The FIRST-THEN-NEXT approach is a great way to help me start learning new skills and understand the order I need to do things (this is called sequencing).

self care i can follow instructions wbI CAN follow instructions

When I’ve been told how to do something it can sometimes be difficult to recall all the details. It’s much easier to learn a routine if I can see all the different steps I need to follow and then I can get better at it each time I practice.

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There are lots of times when it’s important to know what order I need to do things in; socks go on before shoes when I’m getting dressed, for example. I check the symbols on my list then I can remember the sequence much better. Sometimes I pop out each button when I’m done – it feels great when my list is empty and I’m ready to go out.

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I hang my TomTag lists up in my bedroom and bathroom so that I can check them for myself when I’m getting ready. Once I’ve learnt all the detailed steps and get more confident, I can use just one tag to cover a whole routine, like what I need to do when I get up or when it’s bedtime.

Typical users include:

  • Any child aged 3 upwards
  • Readers and non-readers
  • Children with executive functioning (memory and organisation) difficulties (eg. dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD)
  • Children who are visual learners (common in children with autism)

Fantastic visual aids with a good variety of changeable pictures. What a simple way to walk our children through day to day life.

– Michele, Facebook review

The Self Care Skills set contains:

  • Self Care sticker pack
  • 30 blank buttons (2cm diameter)
  • 4 sturdy plastic tags (each 18 x 4cm, colours may vary)
  • 2 attachment loops
  • Instruction sheet

All sets are priced to include a 10% discount compared to buying pick & mix items

£16.00Add to basket

Also available:

I can do it – brush my teeth

1 tag with 6 ready-prepared buttons showing the following symbols:

toothpaste, toothbrush, toothpaste on brush, brush teeth, floss teeth, rinse 

£3.50Add to basket

I can do it – toilet routines

1 tag with 6 ready-prepared buttons showing the following symbols:

use toilet (sitting), use toilet (standing), toilet roll, wipe, flush, wash hands

£3.50Add to basket

i can do it self care skills set contents

Simply pick – stick – click and you’re ready in minutes to start helping your child towards independence with TomTag.

pick a sticker PICK out the symbol stickers that illustrate the steps of the routine you want to work on. This pack has 2 copies each of over 70 different Widgit symbols – view all the symbols in the gallery below.

All TomTag stickers are water-resistant so you never need to worry about any splashes or spills. Every pack comes with a small number of blank stickers for you to add your own personalisation if needed.

stick it on a buttonSTICK each sticker onto a blank button. Involving the child with this process (most of them love stickers after all!) will help to engage them in using TomTag.

Write the name of the routine on one of the rectangular labels provided (eg toilet, morning, get dressed etc.). Decide which coloured tag you want to use and place the label in the slot at the bottom of the tag.

click it in a tag

CLICK each button into an empty space of the chosen tag. You’ll find 4 tags in this set so you can work on several routines at once. Don’t forget you’ll need to place the symbols in the order you want the routine sequence to be remembered or performed.

TomTag’s unique click-in buttons stay securely in place when in use but can easily be removed, repositioned and reused to modify the lists when needed. For example, as each smaller step is mastered you can easily simplify the instructions by using fewer or more general prompts.

tomtag ready to goREADY to use right away. With TomTag, there’s no printing, laminating or Velcro which saves you time AND money. It’s simply less fuss and more fun!

Use each tag on it’s own or join any number of tags together with one of the 2 hanging loops included in the set – you can buy more from our Pick & Mix options if you need them. Hang your completed TomTag on a hook or door handle in the bathroom or bedroom or attach it to clothing so it’s always available when a reminder is needed.

Symbols included in this set:

Symbol images produced under licence from Widgit Symbols (C) Widgit Software 2002-2014 www.widgit.com. All other images (C) Orkid Ideas Limited 2016

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