Teaching the kid to dress and undress independently
The pronounced aspiration of the toddlers to do something on their own is usually manifested when they reach the age of two. This is the most suitable time for children to start learning to dress themselves without the help of their mother. Try to take advantage of the peculiarities of this period, then you do not have to suffer afterwards that your child is not adapted to life.
Independently dressing must be learned especially for those children who are preparing to go to kindergarten. The group will have many children, and the caretaker will not be able to devote much time to your baby. Yes, and he himself will be much more comfortable and convenient, if he can manage without someone else’s participation, when you need to change / undress / dress for a walk.
Begin to teach the child the skills of self-dressing should be from two to three years. Approximately from this age the child has a persistent desire for independence and if you respond in time and correctly, you do not have to force the child to do anything himself – he himself will strive for it. Therefore, if your baby is now at this age (two to three years), pay attention to a few recommendations.
Not everything at once at children turns out how it would be desirable to their parents. There are times when mom and dad are very difficult to restrain their anger or irritation, watching as their child puts on slippers on the contrary or improperly button up buttons. This is a very serious test for the nerves of adults, to whom childish oversights seem to be a real provocation. Well, how do you not understand that this slipper is on your left foot? Left, do you hear? And where did you put it? or Look, what are you doing? Give me better myself! ; Do not hold back mom.
This behavior is not permissible for parents. Remember, a child not so long ago did not know how to walk, for him, every action is the overcoming of obstacles: fingers are absolutely unwilling to obey and become agile, and it’s impossible to distinguish the right slippers from the left one. Adults can not put themselves in the place of little men who are just beginning to live, because they do not remember themselves at this age. To discourage children from developing is very easy, but they can be helped only by having a lot of patience, endurance and love.
If you notice that your child is trying to pull on a shirt or take off your pantyhose, be sure to note this: What a fine fellow you are! You are so good at it! or I see, you are already grown up! . You will see how joy will flash in the eyes of a small crumb from your words, and he will try to repeat his attempts to dress more often. You can correct, if necessary, the same jersey or hold pantyhose so that they do not get stuck in some parts of the leg, but you need to do it unnoticed, emphasizing the actions of the child.
How to button up your buttons?
Children's clothing is not only on Velcro, lightning, but also buttons. Learning how to button up your buttons can be turned into an interesting game. Sew a few large buttons on a piece of cloth, and in another cloth, make a loop. Kids are happy to play and at the same time train in a useful skill. By the way, for the development of fine motor skills, use everything that is at hand: put buttons and Velcro on soft toys and some household things. So, the ears of the hare can be made snuggling to the head - to fasten them to the buttons, and the curtains in the nursery for night fasten with Velcro.
In forming the skill, use the keen desire to imitate. Demonstrate to the kid, how you zip up a blouse or jacket (preferably with large round buttons). Slowly show how you zipped the button. Let the kid take a button with one hand and push it into the loop (start with the bottom buttons, as it is more convenient). For a child, it is difficult to catch a button in a loop, since small handles are not yet sufficiently dexterous. However, a constant training will contribute to the formation of the skill, and the baby will necessarily succeed. Ask the child to fasten their blouse or ask them to help fasten the buttons on your clothes. Do not forget to say that you have a real assistant (assistant); children like it, they start to be proud of themselves and their achievements.