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Dawdling Dresser

Time

  • 10 to 15 minutes

Materials

  • Clothes

Directions

Dressing can be one of the most challenging areas for young children when it comes to self-control. Try telling the dawdler to pick a color and give directions accordingly. For example, say, "You can put on anything that goes on the legs and feet and I will do the rest."

Extensions

  • Think up ways to dress together, such as alternating the selection of clothing to put on, so there is a sense of accomplishment when finished.
  • Pick a day (when you aren't going anywhere important) and agree that you will pick your child's clothes and they can pick yours.
  • Rotate clothes to limit choices and make it easier to decide.
  • Dress together, talking about your choices.

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Copyright © 2004 by Susan Kettmann. Excerpted from The 2,000 Best Games & Activities with permission of its publisher, Sourcebooks, Inc.

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August 27, 2014



Don't be afraid of fats! Healthy fats, like those found in nuts, avocado, or cheese, make great lunch additions or snacks, and will help keep your child full until the end of the school day.


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