Buckles Dressing Frame, Montessori Practical Life

Montessori Buckling Frame

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This dressing frame features two vinyl fabric panels with four large buckles. The vinyl panels can be easily removed from the hardwood frame for cleaning. Hardwood frame measures 30 cm x 31 cm. The purpose of this product is to teach the child how to buckle and unbuckle. This exercise helps to develop the child's eye-hand coordination, concentration and independence. Through activities with the Dressing Frames, the child develops coordination, ability to concentrate and skills of independence. The Dressing Frames are constructed of beechwood with durable textile securely attached for workability and longevity. The buckle frame encourages independent dressing by mimicking the sequence and dexterity needed to buckle and unbuckle a belt or even a backpack strap. The coordination of movement that comes from buckling, then unbuckling all of the straps on the buckle frame is quite satisfying for little hands. The activities related to care of self, such as those having to do with dressing frames, buttoning, lacing, tying bows, hand-washing, and shoe-polishing help the child to become independent, self-reliant, and self-assured. These activities also increase control of movement, attention span, and concentration. Important to note is that each step is done in a sequence with each buckle as opposed to completing all steps with each buckle. For instance, the child will pull the strap from under the ring for each separate strap from top to bottom (as seen in the first photo) as opposed to completing the whole task with each strap separately, thus reinforcing each step and its repetitive movement as a part of the whole. Colors may not be exactly as shown.

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