The Power of Parenting

Friday, 13 November 2020

Dress-up Day!

This Comfort, Play & Teach™ activity will encourage your child to imagine being various people as he tries on different clothes, and gains skill in tying laces, pulling up zippers and doing up buttons.


You will need:
  • A collection of dress-up clothes like shoes, jackets, aprons, pants and hats. Include garments and fabrics from different cultures, if available.



Fill up a box with a variety of different clothes for your child to put on. He will be able to practice dressing independently as he engages in pretend play. Provide a full length mirror so that your child can admire his reflection each time he tries on a costume, and see what a good job he did dressing all by himself.


Enjoy this more with Comfort, Play & Teach™:

Comfort:Your child will develop confidence in her ability to dress independently as she puts on different items of clothing and practices using the fasteners.

Play:Trying on different outfits invites your child to use his imagination as he pretends to be different family members, community helpers and imaginary creatures.

Teach:Visit a thrift shop with your child, so she can practice using decision-making skills as she explores clothing in different colours, fabrics and styles. She will learn something important about how clothes can be re-used and recycled.