Montessori At Home
A student helps empty the dishwasher in the classroom.
We encourage the children to help in any way they can and to do for themselves what they can. The key to their success is making sure they have plenty of time to complete the work. Often the children take much longer to do things than we would. We don't expect perfection, but honor any attempt they make to help. Children this age can dress themselves, sweep the floor, wipe off the table, dust, pick up their toys, set a table, put their dishes in the dishwasher, and play independently.