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Dressing Myself: Encouraging Your Child to Dress Mostly on His Own }


Dressing Myself: Encouraging Your Child to Dress Mostly on His Own

Your child has advanced from the days of pulling off his socks and hat. He can, at this age, get dressed and undressed by himself (though he may still need help with trickier fasteners (e.g. zippers, buttons, snaps, buckles, laces)). He can put his shoes on and take them off again, particularly if they are slip on or use hook-and-loop (e.g. Velcro) strips to fasten them and may be able to tell which shoe goes on which foot. He can zip his jacket, particularly if it has been started for him. He knows how to use snaps and buttons, especially larger ones. All in all, as far as dressing goes, he is well on his way to independence!

Has your child achieved the following Self-Concept developmental milestones yet? If yes, check off all of the skill(s) he has already mastered to date.

Sources: This development milestone tracker is not a learning disability screening tool or test. If you have any questions related to your child's development and learning abilities, please speak to your pediatrician and care providers for guidance and resources.