We use an apron when we cook. Cues are important for the young child’s sense of order. Once the apron goes on, he knows it is time to wash his hands and that we are going to be making some food. I made this apron by modifying the Sewliberated child apron
I help him put on the apron but I let him take it off by himself. It’s not easy but he usually succeeds and is quite proud of himself. Watching him take his apron off has made me realize it’s a good preparation for dressing and undressing.
Again, it would have been faster for me to help him take it off but “every unnecessary help is an obstacle to the child” and I try to remember to “never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.” He did not come to me for help so he must have felt he could succeed.
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