The flaps of the press button frame are made of cloth, the edges of the right flap overlap the left flap. Along the left flap is a series of cavity holes, (the thread of which cannot be seen on the ‘good’ side). Along the open edge of the right flap are a corresponding series of studs, placed 1 centimetre from the edge. There are five or six equidistant press-studs in total.
Another frame with large press studs made with flaps with a different type of cloth should be available, for example one which is similar to those used for jeans
- Keep it to the far left
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- To open
- Start at the top
- Insert the right thumb between the flaps, just under the press stud and the index finger on top
- Insert the right thumb nail in between the cavity hole and the stud, let the stud fall open
- Lift the flap as above, with the right thumb and index, show how the stud falls away from the cavity
- Repeat with the other press studs
- Fully open the right flap
- Fully open the left flap
- To close
- Close the left flap over and then the right, start at the top
- Check that the cavity holes and studs are aligned
- Hold the right flap, between the stud and the right side of the fabric, pinched between the thumb and index of the right hand
- Place the stud over the cavity hole
- Press the top of the flap, where the stud is, with the right index
- Listen for the click when the stud goes into the cavity hole
- Repeat with the others
- Let the child open and close the flaps
Points of Interest:
- Move the fabric not the press stud
- Only use the right hand to open and close
- The noise made when the press stud clips together
- The right flap must overlap the left
- Co-ordination of Movement
- Social Adaptation
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