Kids grow up fast. They are snugly newborns one day and before you know it, they are heading off to preschool (I don’t want to think about those older years!). Those first few years of childhood are loaded with learning and growth. One area of independence is when kids learn to dress themselves. Many parents have questions about when kids learn to get dressed on their own, how to help their child in this area of self-care, and what might be stopping their child when there are difficulties.
Read all of our Functional Skills and tips for creating childhood independence here.
This month’s post in the Functional Skills for Kids series is all about teaching kids to get dressed on their own. If you’ve been following along with this series, you know that each month ten Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists are joining together to cover functional skills of childhood. You can catch up on all of the posts in this series here.
How to Help Kids Get Dressed on Their Own: Childhood Independence with Dressing Skills
When Do Kids Start to Dress Themselves? | Mama OT
Gross Motor Skills and Independent Dressing | Your Therapy Source
Sensory Considerations for Dressing! | Your Kids OT
“Get Dressed!” How to Modify Your Child’s Dressing Routine | MissJaimeOT
Teaching Kids How to Dress Themselves: Activities to extend skills | The Inspired Treehouse
Improving Following Directions with Getting Dressed | Growing Hands-On Kids
Visual Perceptual Skills in Dressing | Kids Play Space
Work on Dressing Skills Through Play Activities | Therapy Fun Zone
Be sure to stop back to see what the Functional Skills for Kids team covers next month!