Views: 331 Author: Site Editor Publish Time: 2022-02-17 Origin: Site
Zippers have a wide range of applications in our everyday life. Such as the backpack that carries necessities when we go out, the coat that keeps us warm and cozy, and the dress that can stun the whole party crowd. Besides the zippers themselves we also constantly meet a broken zipper or a zipper to detach from the tab when there is no to do the zipper repair or zipper replacement, which is the time we fix the zipper ourselves. The zippers and the minor incidents they cause are both like sunshine and water now in our life. But do you still remember how you learned to zip and unzip? Do you think it just happened naturally? Not really. I believe parents would remember the excitement when we find our kids learn to use the coat zipper or to tie their shoes. So, these tasks don’t come as naturally as they are thought to be. It can be even frustrating for some children.
The speed to learn zipping and buttoning is connected to the fine motor skill development. Some kids are born with a predisposition to have fine motor skills, meanwhile for some children that are not that gifted with it, they require more encouragement and help to learn these skills. But don’t worry, this article will not only tell you what the crux of the matter, but also how to help children with it.
Although we say parents better be there for the kids to develop these skill but there are times that parents’ hands are tied. Busy parents in the morning are hunted by the breakfast, washing up, brushing teeth, doing former three things for their own and finding backpacks for little ones. The major trouble has not come yet - buttons and coat zippers up when getting kids dressed.
The way to adapt zippers
Zippers can be such a drag! The hardest part is connecting the two parts, aka the zipper teeth, but holding the material and pulling the zipper at the same time isn’t easy either!
You can try these tricks:
1. Use a simple key ring to add a “pull” ring on the zipper slider or try a cute charm for easy grabbing.
2. Attach a strong velcro to the fly (next to the zipper) and in place of the snap on jeans. If you can not accomplish this, find a local seamstress around you to help with it.
3. Use stickers or a piece of Wiki Stix to show your child where to hold the fabric