Tag: Fine motor skills

Tag: Fine motor skills

Prepared Spaces for Practical Life

“He who is served is limited in his independence.” Dr. Maria Montessori I recently added this ‘Practical Life’ shelf to our kitchen. Creating a home environment that serves the child is critical for his optimal development and independence. My children are grown, but I work privately with local children in my home each week. The

Benefits and Skills Stack Up In a Well-Prepared Environment

Who would believe a simple stacking toy could provide so many benefits? It’s his consistent ‘go-to’ toy and it fully engages his senses as he plays. As soon as this exploration begins, I know it’s time for me to sit back and watch: “Praise, help, or even a look, may be enough to interrupt him,