Dressing Steps

Baby Toddler Getting Dressed

Ask your child, “What color is your shirt today (or pants or dress)?” Then ask, “What other things are that color?” Add your ideas, too, and make it a back and forth game. See how many things you can think of.

See what your child is learning

Your step-by-step description focuses your child on the details of getting dressed. By pausing, you’re giving them practice in waiting, controlling their behavior, and they are beginning to learn to get themself dressed. These are important life skills. And talking with them is always a brain-building moment!

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