Dressing Steps

Toddler Getting Dressed

Dressing your child? Talk about each step of the process. For example, “First we put your leg in the pants. Then we put in the other leg. Now we pull the pants up.” Pause after each step so they can move their legs, stand up to help you, or make a comment.

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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