Early Childhood – Dressing Frames
The purpose of the dressing frames is to build concentration, coordination, and control of movement, all the while encouraging children to become more independent as they learn to care for themselves.
As the child has more coordination and control of movement, these become easier and they move on to more challenging frames, such as tying or buckling.
Dr. Montessori believed that,
“Any child who is self-sufficient, who can tie his shoes, dress or undress himself, reflects in his joy and sense of achievement the image of human dignity, which is derived from a sense of independence.”
The child who is able to say, “I did it all by myself!” has a feeling of joy and accomplishment and a sense of belonging in his world.