Monthly Archives: June 2012

Montessori: Care of Enviroment

FOOD PREPERATION

James loves to help me in any way that he can around the house. Peeling and cutting the ends of carrots was a challenging task. Peeling the carrots needed intense concentration and control of motor skills.  It was a bit frustrating initially, and it took James a while to be able to peel the first sliver of skin; but when he did his expression was triumphant. I just wish I had caught that exact moment on camera.  Spurred on by a little bit of success James happily continued the frustrating peeling task again and again and again.

Image

Image

We obviously don’t have any dominant dexterity yet. He does equally as well with both hands.

Image

Cutting carrots may seem like a daunting and dangerous task for little ones. James is 2.5 years old and he had a blast. He is highly supervised and I train him how to use the chopper with 2 hands first, this ensures that all little appendages are nowhere near the blade.

Image

Image