Encouraging children to begin to get dressed independently and think about what sort of clothing is suitable for different situations.
Learning to get dressed without help is an important skill that young children feel very proud of when they achieve it. These picture books encourage children to dress themselves and be more independent. Some promote the idea that getting dressed can be fun, while other books help children to make decisions on what type of clothing is appropriate for different situations.
Inquisitive children who love to help will engage with Edie. They will be able to relate to her, and understands what she is doing. Furthermore, readers can be encouraged to look closely at the pictures, to see how any help Edie is giving might be received, and to think of ways in which their own helping strategies might be improved. This book affectionately explains a child’s thought processes, and reminds the adult reader that perhaps what might sometimes be seen as “naughtiness” is often just a small person’s way of helping.