“Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.”
Dish and Silverware Drawer
In the kitchen we devoted one of the lower cabinet drawers to all of Jemma’s eating things. We keep her bowls, plates, cups, bibs, wash clothes, and silverware in it. She knows when meal time begins that she gets to choose what she eats from. She also helps unload the dishwasher and does a fine job stacking all her things in the proper place!
Jem is still on the little side to be able to climb in and out of bed by herself. So, I added a little step stool so she can launch herself into bed on her own. She’s quite the pro now! Next up is adding one at the bathroom sink so she can continue to practice washing hands.
The bath bin was born out of my frustration. Girlfriend has too many bath toys and it seemed like I was always climbing into the bath for some quiet time alongside a tugboat and octopus! Now, after Jemma finishes her bath, she is responsible for gathering all her toys, dumping out the water, putting them in the bin, and putting the bin back under the sink. Oh the beauty of a toy free bath tub!
In the corner of the kitchen Jemma has a little table and chair with a set of drawers that she can easily slide in and out. In her drawers we keep paper, coloring pages, crayons, and stickers.
P.S. Harvesting Kale is one of my most favorite mama bloggers who shares about her Montessori journey. Check out all her ideas here! What other blogs/resources inspire you in your home education journey?
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