I know this technique is well-known by most. It teaches an easier way to help kids put on their own coats. We have been doing it at the daycare for a while, and the kids are so proud of themselves. It is a great confidence booster for children, and it saves time for the caregiver. Here are the steps for what we, at the daycare, call "the Fliperoo":
- Open the child's coat and lay it on the ground so that the inside is facing upwards, the hood is closest to the child, and the armholes are easily accessible.
- Show the child how to bend down, and put his hands into the armholes.
- Once his hands are in, help him to raise his arms forwards and swing his arms all the way over his head, and behind him, in a circular motion.
That's it! (He will still need help to zip it up.)