Anyone here old enough to remember Dapper Dan and Dressy Bessy from the '70's?
I found this picture here!
Of course I'm not even close to being old enough to admit to having had one of the original Dressy Bessy's and loving her to near shreds. Oh no, I'm sure that was my much older cousin!
Anyway...Kiel's daycare teachers suggested we start working with him on zipping and buttoning, etc. because he was showing interest in dressing himself. My first thought was Dressy Bessy and Dapper Dan when they said this. I remember wondering if they were still around.
Well, it turns out they are in an updated version. It also turns out that they aren't the only doll in town to help teach your child to handle buttons and snaps and zippers.
Yesterday I told you about the great educational toys at GrowingTreeToys.com and that they sent me the Dress Up Pirate Toy from Manhattan Toys.
He has one shoe to tie and one shoe to zip. A button on his pocket, a snap on his shirt, and a hook and loop (Velcro) on his shoulder sash for his sword, which you can pull out and put back in it's holder.
Kiel isn't much for dolls. He's all about trucks and trains and balls. I think its safe to say he won't be wearing this doll out the way I did my Dressy Bessy, but we have spent some time trying to button and snap. And he's great with the zipper! He still wants that hat off though.
Here he is giving it a one fist up!