1024RadiusOne activity that your preschooler is bound to encounter in school is a discussion about the weather during a daily social gathering time. Perfect timing too, since preschoolers with their budding independence and refined fine motor skills are insistent on dressing themselves!  This lively, reinforcing app, Kids Clothes & Seasons: Learn to dress up, by Pyjamas Apps, preps youngsters for self care by providing clothing options along with weather visuals.  If you dress the boy or girl using the appropriate attire that corresponds to the weather, then you are reinforced with visuals to pop balloons and you get to collect stars.  Make a wrong choice and the avitar responds by sweating or catching cold outside, but not to worry, once you send the character back inside, the appropriate drink or towel await to remedy mistakes!  Practice makes perfect and this app is a nice way to help foster self care skills and encourage verbal discussions about clothing, weather, seasons, temperatures, and problem solving!

The game helps to develop kids skills to dress up on their own, which is very important at 3-5 years of age.  Also it strengthens self-sufficiency and concentration on tasks at a young age, all of which are needed early in life.  The game also emphasizes the importance of correct clothing to keep a good health.  Kids can feel in control of themselves and their dress codes.

NanetteCote_HeadshotNanette Cote, MA, CCC-SLP has her own speech-language practice, Therapediatrics. She is a pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist in Naperville, Illinois who was has been practicing Speech Pathology for close to two decades. Her blog, speech2me, was named one of the top Speech-Language blogs for 2012. For more information about this practitioner, please visit speech2me Blog or Facebook page

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