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Clothes Study


Children are interested in clothes from a very young age.  Babies tug at their clothing; toddlers study buttons, snaps, and zippers; and, by the time children are in preschool, they develop distinct preferences for colors, fabrics, and styles.  Children's interest in clothing can be the foundation for learning about different kinds of clothes, a variety of fabrics, the processes involved in making and selling clothes, the specialized purposes of the same garments, and how clothes have changed over time.

This study shows how to use children's interest in clothes to help them explore social studies and science concepts about different kinds of clothing and where and how clothing is made.  The study also helps children use skills in literacy, math, technology, and the arts as they investigate.