Food and Independence
The road to independence is both biological and psychological and weaning is an important stage in advancing along this road.
There is a time for everything and the good use of each stage can help the child to develop much better.
The crises of development
Much of what the adults in a Montessori environment (home or school) need to do for children, is related to the developmental crises of infancy.
Usually children of age group 0-3 are scribbling.
Scribble – to write or draw in haste, without care, without legibility or value; make indecipherable or meaningless marks.
Technology Tools and Interactive Media
We often keep the children at a lower stage of development - pacifier and diapers until 5 years old; the child can go well by himself, but we still transport him in a stroller, he can eat independently, but we still feed him etc. Toilet training is a very important step to independence. It gives the child:
- Attitude “I can do it”;
- New stage of development.
The perfect arrival
The night before - provide a nutritious evening meal free of harmful additives (videos, television, cell phones, computers …) accompanied by interested and interesting family members;
Benefits of the Practical life activities
“With practical tasks, we can keep children happily occupied while their movement improves in coordination, their egos develop and are reinforced and the personal security and self-esteem continue to be enhanced.
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Prepare her environment with furniture and equipment that are the child's size.
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