15 August 2008

For kids learning to button their own shirts, suggest they start from the bottom

In: 3-5 Years

Speaking of school-readiness, self-dressing is such a confidence-builder for kids and a time-saver for parents. Here's Rabia's simple tip:

My 4-year old daughter has just recently started buttoning her own shirts. She has had some frustration with getting the buttons in the right holes, so I gave her this tip: start from the bottom and go up. It is easier to make sure that the correct buttons and holes are lined up. Now she can button her shirts all by herself!

Related: Bellybutton match game gets underpants on straight

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Isn't this how we all know how to properly button our shirts?

I personally can't button my shirts any other way! LOL.

Great advice for us all, not just our kids!

Oh, and I'd add to that... always check your fly before you open any door. :-)

My beloved Grandma Esther taught me this trick, which I gladly passed it on to my kids (5 and 7).

(This post was a lovely and unexpected reminder of her. Thanks, Asha!)

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