TODAY'S PLAY: Your child is probably comfortable asking you for help, but likely won't be asking his or her new teacher. The following will give your child a chance to practice asking for help through role playing.
Try pointing out when he or she asks you for help. Let them know you are proud of them for asking for help and that it is an important skill to learn.
Take this a step further by asking your child to help you. You'll pretend you need help doing things your child can help you with like: "can you show me where the bathroom is?" or "I'm really sleepy, what should I do?".