Your child is at an exciting stage in their development when they are learning and growing in confidence all the time. You can build on this confidence and encourage self-reliance by helping your child to develop the skills needed to dress themselves independently. These skills will be very helpful when it comes to starting pre-school or school.
How CBeebies can help
Getting dressed can be really fun. Why not let your child help choose outfits for Charlie and Lola to wear by playing the Charlie and Lola Dressing Up game on the CBeebies website? Chat about what clothes they have chosen for each character and whether they have any clothes that are the same.
There is also a great Charlie and Lola ‘Make & Colour’ activity you could have fun doing together. Print out the pages to make your own Charlie and Lola paper dolls.
How to make a magic moment
Part of getting dressed is picking suitable things to put on. Gather a selection of clothes (such as T-shirts, shoes, hats and trousers) in different sizes (some that will fit your child and some that won’t - try adding dolls’ clothes or clothes that belong to you) and pop them in a laundry basket or big bag. Take it in turns to pick out an item of clothing and decide if either of you can wear it. Once you are both dressed, find a mirror to look in and decide if the clothes suit you!