Why dressing up is important for your child's development?
WHAT’S YOUR ROLE?
As a parent, you play a significant role in making your child learn how to dress. There are some certain dos and don’ts that you must keep under consideration.
- Make them learn by example: For many kids, a simple lesson in how to put on clothes will be highly helpful. You can show it by putting on your own clothes and ask your child to mirror your steps. You must give a sort of running commentary on what you are doing while you are dressing them. This can be a very effective way to make them learn how to dress themselves.
- Make the process simple: Simple process can do wonders if done correctly. You can start making your kid learn how to dress up using dresses that are simple to put on: clothes that doesn’t have snaps, buttons or zippers are easy to wear for kids. In addition to this, large openings and elastic waistbands are also kid-friendly. Clothes that have tags on their back are easy for kid to distinguish, which is the front and which is the backsides.
- Put the clothes within the reach of your kid: If the clothes of your kid are hanging high in the closet, it will be hard for them to access it. Put all the clothes some place easy to access. Offer your kid a few choices of outfits.
Their opinion is important: It is an obvious thing that after learning how to get dressed, the child will have its own opinion regarding what it wants to wear. It is certainly a good thing as they are learning to express their opinions. If the clothes is weather appropriate, Let your child wear what he/she likes– the taste will soon become more pronounced.
- Give them time and have patience: Getting dressed is never an easy task for a child. Thus, you should not lose patience. It is important for you to avoid any sort of rush. In the learning days child takes his time to understand the basics. Keep patience and never urge to get your kid dressed yourself. They will not learn anything if you continue stepping into every step.
Keep praising: Learning how to dress is certainly not an overnight task for children. If your kid comes to you wearing a sandal on the wrong foot or a shirt not buttoned, help him fix it. In addition to this, praise him for their efforts. It will make kids comfortable in their attempt to dress up on his own.