It can take children some time to learn the skill of blowing their nose. Whānau need to be patient and find the best way to help.

It’s not easy for a toddler to learn how to blow their nose. It may take quite a bit of practice, so it’s important for whānau to be patient while their child is learning this skill.

Ask the whānau:

  • How well can your toddler blow their nose?
  • Do you need some hints about how to teach them to do this?

Some of the links in the Tākai resources might be helpful. If possible, watch these with the whānau and discuss how they might go about explaining it to their child.

If they don’t have any way of accessing the links, talk to them about the process.

Look at the links yourself and decide which one you want to use. Break the whole process into steps.

How does this relate to Tākai resources?

Baby wall frieze –Tukuna ahau kia mahi, kia mōhio ai ahau me pēhea te ako – let me do things over and over again

Six things children need – Te ārahi me te māramatanga – guidance and understanding 

Helpful resources for whānau