Getting dressed may be a simple task for most of us, but for our friends with sensory or mobility challenges, it may difficult. Teaching a child with special needs to dress independently has many benefits. So, let’s get creative and make dress-up play fun!
- Learn the benefits of playing dress-up for kids of ALL abilities: verywellfamily.com/the-importance-of-dress-up-play-2765056
- Tips for dressing your sensory sensitive child: dailymom.com/discover/11-tips-for-dressing-your-sensory-sensitive-child/ or watch video: youtu.be/snix2WNsnvo
- Teach your child with special needs to dress independently: performancehealth.com/articles/how-to-teach-your-child-with-special-needs-to-dress-independently
For all kids, repetition helps to improve speed, increase confidence, and strengthen the connections in the brain that help children learn. So, practice, practice, practice… but use play activities to mix it up and make it fun!
Did you know that when playing on a playground kids love repetitive movement? Playground activities help children of all abilities develop muscle strength and teaches cognitive understanding of how things work. All that swinging, sliding, pushing, and pulling optimizes development for all our kids! Learn more at inclusionmatters.org.
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