As Meg writes, "Since the child needs no help from an adult to put on or take off the apron, it fosters independence and contributes to confidence and increased self-esteem."
Both my girls are fiercely independent about putting it on and off.
And here she is with the Christmas gift she gave me.
My pal N made this cutie with Ikea's terrific line of Sonoa fabric. She embellished it with a Hello Kitty badge from H&M.