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Dressing

Teaching a child how to get dressed

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  • The night before choose together an outfit for tomorrow by laying out on the floor -underwear, top, bottom, socks, shoes
  • Help the child with dressing in the morning by deciding what goes on first, (underwear) second, etc.
  • The next time, let the child alone choose an outfit for the next day by laying out on the floor -  underwear, top, bottom, socks, shoes.  In the morning, check if the clothes are put on in the correct order.
  • The third time, let the child choose an outfit for the next day by laying out on the floor. In the morning, you tell the child to take the clothes into a dark closet or use a bandana to blindfold his eyes. The child gets dressed in the dark by feeling the items of clothing to figure out the item of clothing and how to put on the item

Simplify

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

Extend

Once the 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)

"I Don't Want To Be A Frog"
by Dev Petty (Activity 8)

"Popcorn"
by Frank Asch (Activity 16)

"Sheep in A Shop". VIDEO
by Nancy Shaw (Activity 7)

"I Don't Want To Be A Frog". VIDEO
by Dev Petty (Activity 8)

"Popcorn". VIDEO
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)

"What's Your Name" VIDEO
by Mike Soloway (Activity 1)

"She'' Be Comin Round the Mountain" VIDEO
by Gay Glazers (Activity 19)

"I Believe In You" VIDEO
by Divo and Celine Dion (Activity 18)

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 one day

Over the hill and far away

Mother Duck said “Quack, quack, quack, quack”

But only four little ducks came back.

 

Four little ducks Went out one day

Over the hill and far away

Mother Duck said “Quack, quack, quack, quack”

But only three little ducks came back.

 

Three little ducks Went out one day

Over the hill and far away

Mother Duck said “Quack, quack, quack, quack”

But only two little ducks came back.

 

Two little ducks Went out one day

Over the hill and far away

Mother Duck said “Quack, quack, quack, quack”

But only one little duck came back.

 

One little duck Went out one day

Over the hill and far away

Mother Duck said “Quack, quack, quack, quack”

But none of the five little ducks came back.

 

Sad Mother Duck Went out one day

Over the hill and far away

The sad Mother Duck said

"QUACK QUACK QUACK."

And all of the five little ducks came back.