Putting on a Coat

The entire time we were working on this task, I was thinking of how much time and trouble I could have saved myself if I’d known about this while teaching in the classroom.  With 20 children, putting on coats was quite a large task for me and my assistant.  This little trick for teaching a child to put on his own coat is pure genius!

Putting on a Coat

Carter is 3 years, 2 months old.

You will need:



1.                Put the coat on the floor, inside facing up, and ask your child to stand facing the neck end of the coat.

2.                Ask him to squat down and put his arms into the sleeves.

Practical Life: Putting on a Coat

3.                As he stands up, ask him to swing his arms up and around, finishing with his arms by his side and the coat on.

Practical Life: Putting on a Coat

Conclusion: So helpful, easy and a lot of fun.  As you can see, the coat sometimes ends up on top of the head before it ends up around the neck.  Carter, in fact, prefers this.  🙂  Just in case you want to skip the “on the head” part, only have them put their hands in the armholes a small amount.  The farther you put your arms in, the more it ends up on your head.

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