Self-Dressing

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by Courtneydevries
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Self-Dressing

SELF-DRESSING

Children are eager to learn how to dress themselves.Parents should buy clothes that are easy to put on and off to encourage independence.Kids will be more excited to learn if they can come along to buy clothes for themselves.Fine motor, gross motor and congnative skills are needed to develop and understand the process of getting dressed.It is important to store clothes where a child can reach, to also allow independence.

Teach lessons on how to put on clothes. It sounds silly, but it is effective and very helpful for a child.Demonstrate on yourself or even on dolls.Make it a routine. Kids will better grasp the idea if they have to do it every day. Don't get lazy and do it for them!

Child starts to undress 12-18 monthsChild completely undresses without help 18-24 monthsChild can pull up pants 2-2 1/2 yearsChild can put on socks and shirt 2 1/2-3 yearsChild can dress and undress with little assistance 3-4 yearsChild can dress with no help 4-5 years

To make it easier, have your child choose bewteen a few choices of clothing, instead of having them pick out their entire outfit by themselves.Although it may not be the most fashionable, parents should encourage kids to help pick out clothes.Kids may, and probably will, mix colors, patterns and styles. Shoes laces, zippers, buttons, and buckles will take more time to grasp.Clothes are often put on incoreccectly at first.Correct mistakes but praise what is done well. Without a positive experience, they won't want to learn or won't learn as easily.

TO BEGIN

TEACHING

SHOE TYING

PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE

MILESTONES

Kids learn to tie their shoes around ages 5-7.Have them practice, practice, practice. Repetition is key.Creating stories, poems or songs can help a child remember the steps.

http://video.about.com/babyparenting/Teaching-Kids-to-Put-on-Coats.htm


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