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Dressing Practical Life Exercises

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Choose from the available options to create your own activities or follow our recommendations below.

From £3.99

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Product Name Price Qty
Small Wooden Tray
  • Buy 6 for £7.99 each and save 12%
Medium Wooden Tray
Bag Clip Dressing Frame
Bow tying Dressing Frame
Buckling Dressing Frame
Velcro Dressing Frame
Stand for 6 Dressing Frames
Lacing Shoe

Out of stock

Cloth Lacing Dressing Frame
Hook and Eye Dressing Frame

Out of stock

Large Button Dressing Frame
Small Button Dressing Frame
Shoe Lacing Dressing Frame
Plaiting Board
Beech Stand for 6 Dressing Frames

Out of stock

Clothes Horse
Snapping Dressing Frame
Safety Pin Dressing Frame
Zipping Dressing Frame
Ironing Board
20 Mini Clothes Pegs made from Beechwood
Practical Life Stand
Tabard Apron
Cloth Apron
  • Buy 6 for £4.99 each and save 17%
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Dressing activities for the Practical Life area, which can be presented as described below, or to augment your existing activites.  Choose from the available options to create your own activities or follow our recommendations below:



1 Dressing frames

dressing frames and stand

each frame should be used separately


2 Shoe Lacing

Shoe, lace, tray.


3 Plaiting

Plaiting board, tray.


Additional dressing activities:


  • removing and putting on a coat
  • removing and putting on gloves, socks, boots, shoes
  • lacing shoes
  • folding napkins along lines
  • folding clothes
  • hanging up clothes
  • pairing and folding socks
  • ironing clothes
  • folding a shirt using a cardboard guide
  • packing a suitcase
  • brushing lint from clothes
  • dressing independently
  • rolling a tie
  • tying a tie


Of course, these are only suggested activities and you can mix and match the items as you wish. We'd love to see your own ideas.

Get inspired for alternative activities with videos and photos here.


PLEASE NOTE: This pack contains real kitchen items not toys, some of which are made from glass. They are only for use under the supervision of an adult, and you should assess the risk posed each time they are used. WARNING: Not suitable for 0-3 years - Small Parts: Choking hazard.



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Instructions Instructions:https://www.absorbentminds.co.uk/dressing-skills-ideas