Montessori is an educational program developed more than a century ago by an Italian physician named Maria Montessori. Dr. Montessori believed that children could learn real-life skills and often create their own experiences. The program was designed to ensure that children receive a well-rounded education that challenges them cognitively, emotionally, physically, and socially.
Creating a Child-friendly Environment
Part of the learning process involves allowing children to become more independent. Encouraging the trait necessitates making the home more accessible to small people—lower clothing racks in their closets to pick and choose clothing for the day. Use the lowest drawers in bureaus for the same reason. In the kitchen, put beverages, snacks, and other healthful foods on the lower shelves of the refrigerator and cupboards, so youngsters are free to help themselves when hungry or thirsty. Put step stools in the bathroom and kitchen, so children can brush their teeth, wash their hands, or perform other simple grooming tasks without assistance.
Encourage Order and Responsibility
In their rooms, organize toys in individual places. Put all building blocks in one place, coloring or crafting items in another. Other toys must have their storage spots too. Encourage youngsters to keep the areas organized and encourage them to ensure that all items return to the designated locations when the activity ends.
Teach Life Skills
Teach children to put their dirty laundry in the appropriate bushel or hamper. Young children may delight in getting dry clothes out of the dryer if able. They may delight in helping to fold laundry and putting their clean clothes away. As the child becomes older, they might set the table for meals. They can also wipe the table after meals. While standing on a stool, they might help wash dishes or dry and put dishes away. Preteens are capable of learning to prepare meals. Designate them to take out the trash. They might also perhaps help clean house, learn to do the laundry, or help with yard work.
The attention span of young children is not as long as it is for older children. But, parents may encourage concentration development by reading to them. Perhaps designate a time for coloring, crafting, or building and encourage them to complete various tasks.