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Teaching Your Kid How to Get Dressed

One of the first things children either learns themselves or you teach them is mostly the very basic things like taking off your socks or shoes, etc.

Dressing yourself without help is an important part of the process of growth of a child. Everyone can relate to the days when even if we tried we got our shirts the wrong side sometimes or just couldn’t button up. Even though we can teach them, but it is hard for them, so the best possible thing to do is to teach the basics and they adapt to the rest over the coming years.


Why is there a need for your child to learn how to dress?


In the morning when you’re already 5 minutes late, and you see your child slowly putting on his shirt like if he’s solving a mystery, the most practical thing at that moment to do seems to be, dressing him yourself.


But it is necessary for your child to learn the skill of getting ready yourself. It helps teach them time management, builds confidence and high self-esteem.


Basics

It teaches the kid the things you need to do to get dressed.


  1. Choosing the clothes that are right as per suited to the environment
  2. Decision of what to wear
  3. Taking off and putting on clothes


Getting Started


One of the first things children either learns themselves or you teach them is mostly the very basic things like taking off your socks or shoes, etc.


One good thing to do would be to label all of his clothes to which body part they go on. Kids also take more interest in learning it themselves if they have interesting and eye-catching clothes, so if you’re looking for attractive clothing for your child check out Ana Giovanna.


It would be preferable to give your child some loose easy to put on clothes so that it’s easy for him to learn this skill.


  1. Elastic clothes, like pajamas
  2. Clothes with easy to put on buttons (i.g big buttons)
  3. Something on the front of the T-shirts or underwear so he can easily determine which is the front side.
  4. Clothes that are comfortable and all environment suitable


Guide divided into steps


The steps can be broken down accordingly to the order in which you put on everything or also on your child’s age and how much he’s leaned so far.

For example:


  1. Putting pant up in the right direction
  2. Hold onto the front side of the waistband
  3. Put one leg at a time through the holes
  4. Then pull the pant up


Teaching steps vice versa



Another way to get perfection in the skill so that your child doesn’t forget all you put into teaching him is to teach him altogether how to do everything he did vice versa. Like, if he put up his shorts how to unbutton and take off his shorts.


When at least you’re satisfied, and you think your child can dress himself, you can recheck on him by asking him which is what and how to wear it, a normal child typically learns this skill by around when he’s three to four years old.


Hope this helps you and makes your journey a little bit easier.