Velcro is very commonly found on things like children’s shoes, coats, and bags. In Montessori, we teach children to do up and undo velcro using a special Montessori Velcro Frame.
It is important for children to be self-reliant and with this Practical Life activity. Children will gain confidence and discipline to master the art of doing up and undoing velcro on their clothing by themselves and will no longer need the help of an adult.
It is a lot easier for children to be able to do this task using a Velcro Frame rather than on their body itself. Once the Velcro Frame has been mastered, then they will be very ready to use velcro on their clothes or bags on their own.