I like to encourage my kids to be independent from an early age. I’ve done some research into the Montessori methods for learning and daily routines and I would say that my parenting style is somewhat influenced by those methods.
The Prince Lionheart Faucet Extender ($9.99/2 pack) is one of the simplest ways to encourage independence when it comes to teeth brushing and hand washing. The simple silicone and plastic extender slips over most faucets (straight or goose-neck) to help extend the reach of water towards the front of the sink so little hands can reach it. Watch the video below to see how I installed ours!