How to Implement Montessori Small Furniture into your Home

Why is small furniture important to kids? Imagine everything around you being gigantic. Imagine that you have to climb onto the chairs at your kitchen table by swinging one leg over and then pulling yourself up, or imagine having to wait for someone to lift you into your seat. What about the couch? Imagine having trouble climbing onto the big comfortable couch to flip through your favorite book; that is childhood, though. Kids have to struggle to accomplish the simplest tasks! We all know that Montessori is big on preparing spaces for children for children to learn in, but what … Continue reading How to Implement Montessori Small Furniture into your Home

What are the Benefits of Practical Life Activities?

What are the benefits of Montessori Practical Life activities? Recently, I posted an article on a social media site that I had written on how to set up a dishwashing station for a child. While, most of the feedback I received was positive, some responses were along the lines of, “Kids have the rest of their childhoods to learn how to wash dishes.“, and “Let them just be little.” It occurred to me that the aims of Montessori Practical Life activities are not clear to many people. There is solid reasoning behind Practical Life activities being an integral part of … Continue reading What are the Benefits of Practical Life Activities?