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Dressing

Teaching a child how to get dressed

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  • Choose together an outfit for the next day by laying out on the floor -underwear, top, bottom, socks, shoes
  • Help child with dressing in the morning by deciding what goes on first, (underwear) second, etc.
  • The second time, let child choose outfit for next day by laying out on the floor -  underwear, top, bottom, socks, shoes.  See if they put the clothes on in correct order.
  • The third time, let child choose outfit for next day by laying out on the floor - in morning let child take clothes to dark closet or use bandana to blindfold his eyes. Child gets dressed in the dark by touching items of clothing to figure out the item of clothing and how to wear 

Simplify

Pulling on clothes is not an easy task.  Assist child when necessary but learning to become an independent dresser is a necessary skill.

Extend

Once child is familiar with getting dressed, suggest that getting dressed in the dark can be a game and set a timer to see how quickly they are able to dress themselves.  Compare to setting a timer when clothes are within sight and see how they are able to get dressed quicker when viewing the clothes.  Share how observing and having a plan can be efficient ways to tackle tasks.

Materials

  • child's closet for outfits they are able to wear

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Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Review
  • Color - Green
  • Number - Five, 5
  • Alphabet Letters - G, Y
  • Senses - Review
  • Character Trait - Confidence
  • Target Words - Stop, Go, Slow, More

Monthly Proverb

Hasidic- The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others

Did You Know?

 "Advances in cognitive science make it clear that very young children are capable of much more academically than was previously imagined." The Albert Shanker Institute 

Books to Read

"Sheep In A Shop"
by Nancy Shaw (Activity 7) (audiobook option)

"But Where Is The Green Parrot?"
by T. Zacharia (Activity 8)

"Popcorn"
by Frank Asch (Activity 16)

Music Playlist

"I Believe in You"
by Divo and Celine Dion Album IL Divo/Ancora (Vocal Classical) (Activity 18)

"She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain"
by Gay Blazers Album The Treasury of Barbershop Quartets (Barbershop Quartet) (Activity 19)

"What’s Your Name"
by Mike Soloway Album Hungry for Manners (Childrens) (Activity 1)

Monthly Materials List

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Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

Red says STOP

(Activity 14 Month 6)

Red says STOP 

Green says GO

Yellow says WAIT

You better go SLOW

5 Little Ducks Went Out to Play

(Activity 26 Month 6)

Five little ducks went out to play

Over the hill and far away

Mother Duck said “Quack, quack, quack”

But only four little ducks came waddling back.

 

Four little ducks went out to play 

Over the hill and far away

Mother Duck said “Quack, quack, quack”

But only three little ducks came waddling back.

 

Three little ducks went out to play 

Over the hill and far away

Mother Duck said “Quack, quack, quack”

But only two little ducks came waddling back.

 

Two little ducks went out to play 

Over the hill and far away

Mother Duck said “Quack, quack, quack”

But only one little duck came waddling back.

 

One little duck went out to play 

Over the hill and far away

Mother Duck said “Quack, quack, quack”

But no little ducks came waddling back.

 

Father Duck went out one day

Over the hill and far away

Father Duck said

"QUACK QUACK QUACK."

Five little ducks quickly waddled back.