Observe the child when getting ready to go outside and when coming in.
The adult suggests putting on shoes and socks.
Infants know where shoes and socks go and hold up a foot in anticipation of putting it on.
When the child holds out a body part for dressing it is a good sign she is ready to help. Undressing precedes dressing, and the child can help out with each step. After one arm is out of a sleeve, let the child pull the other arm. Pull off the pants except for the last bit. For putting on, the child can pick up an item of clothing and help.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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