Isabella Child Development Center

A free preschool serving eligible 3 and 4 year olds

Putting on Winter Clothing

A neat trick that will foster independence

Trying to keep winter wear all organized and then helping kids get everything on can be a daunting task for preschoolers. To help your child be more independent in putting his or her coat on, teach them this simple process so they can learn how to put on their own coat…

Step 1

Start by inviting your child to place his or her coat in the middle of the floor with the zipper or opening of the coat facing up. Then stand at the head of the coat and look down…

Step 2

Next, have your child to place both hands inside the sleeves of the coat…

Step 3

Now your child must lift the coat up and over his or her head while continuing to slide hands down the sleeve of the coat…