Buttons – Physical Development activities

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Learning to manage buttons has the two-fold benefit of enabling children to dress themselves independently and develop hand-eye co-ordination.

buttoning clothes

What to do:

Firstly, talk about different kinds of fastenings on clothes like zippers, buttons, hook and eyes and poppas and eyelets. Show the children different types of clothes with different fastenings. Focus in on the clothes with buttons and ask the children if they have any clothes that have buttons.

Before offering children the challenge of undoing and doing up buttons, introduce some activities to develop the required skills:

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