Montessori Dressing Frame

Scratch, laces, snaps, buttons, straps, buckles, zippers, etc ... These large dressing frames are educational tools inspired by the Montessori method to develop fine motor skills and autonomy in your child while learning to dress on his own.

  • Gros boutons
  • Fermeture éclair
  • Velcro
  • Bouton pression
  • Boucle - Cuir
  • Boucle - Velcro
  • Petits boutons
  • Au hasard

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These Montessori-inspired dressing frames develop the practical life skills of Montessori pedagogy. Children refine their fine motor skills, precision in gestures, coordination and ability to concentrate. The material is very concrete with attachment systems found in everyday life. By practicing at his own pace, this toy will help him acquire autonomy in dressing and undressing.

The objective of this material:

  1. Strengthen autonomy.
  2. Exercise hand-eye coordination
  3. Conduct a precision and mimicry activity.

Around 20 months: The child can move their zipper up and down if it is already on.

2 to 3 years old: He begins to dress on his own, puts on his socks and shoes. He unbuttoned large buttons. Between 3 and 4 years old, he removes all clothes if they are not too tight, he fastens clothes that can be closed with snaps. He completely unfastens the zipper of his jacket. Usually, a child should be able to button their first large buttons around the age of 2½ if they are placed in front of them.

4 to 5 years old: He dresses and undresses alone. He fastens buttons and buckles on belt and sandals. So by around 4½ years old, he should be skilled enough to button most buttons. It is starting to tie knots.

At 5 years old: He can tie the little buttons on the front of his clothes. He recognizes the front and back of his clothes. Knots are started at 4 years old, while lace loops are only really acquired at 6 or 7 years old.

Presentation to the child

Maria Montessori created the dressing frames to promote children's autonomy by allowing them to learn the necessary and useful gestures in everyday life.

Introduce your child to the dress-up frame using simple, identical movements.

Slowly make and break everyday tether systems.

Taking a specific action will make your child's imitation work easier.

Each fastening system is presented in a simple and isolated manner, promoting concentration and especially repetition.


Data sheet

25 cm x 25 cm x 1,5 cm
150 g

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