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Glamour Shots Dustin and Jennifer Stacey

A dressing up activity for baby.

Materials Needed:

  • A variety of old clothes (that can be used as dress ups).
  • Accessories (such as hats, sunglasses, jewellery etc.).
  • A camera.
  • Mirror.

What to do:

  • Sit with baby in front of a mirror.
  • Select some old clothes of and explore them with your baby.
  • Talk about the colours, patterns, texture, how it feels (soft, silky, rough, smooth) etc.
  • Let baby play with them.
  • Casually begin wearing a hat and sunglasses and look at yourself in the mirror. When baby notices say “you can be mummy too, let’s dress you up”
  • Help baby choose which clothes they would like to get dress up in.
  • Dress baby up. Don’t forget accessories.
  • Encourage baby to look at themselves in front of the mirror.
  • Take photos of you and baby in dress up clothes.
  • Share your photos with friends and family.

Hints and Tips:

  • Dressing up is a great way for your baby to explore imaginative play.
  • There is no need to buy “dress up clothes”. Just use what you already have.
  • Store old clothes in a box that your baby can use as dress up clothes.

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 1 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1), Couple (2), Few (3), Small Group (4), Large Group (5 or more)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    - Begins to learn names of body parts.
    - Understands many more words than can say.
    - Can follow a broader range of instructions.
    - Is able to hold two items in each hand at the same time.
    - Puts hands up when putting on a jumper / top to wear.
    - Has increased sense of self awareness.
    - Can bend over to pick up objects from the floor.
    - Determined to walk on own.

  • Play Based Learning: Exploratory Play, Dramatic Play, Creative Play
  • Interest Areas: Home Corner
  • Games Categories: Creative Play Games, Family Games, Language Development, Party Games, Pretend Play Games, Social and Emotional
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 1, Learning Outcome 2, Learning Outcome 5
  • Sub Outcomes:

    LO1 - Children Have A Strong Sense Of Identity

    1.1 Children feel safe secure and supported

    1.4 Children learn to interact in relation to others with care empathy and respect

    LO2 - Children Are Connected With And Contribute To Their World

    2.1 Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities and an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active community participation

    LO5 - Children Are Effective Communicators

    5.1 Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes

Created On January 1, 2015 Last modified on Friday, February 6, 2015
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