Saturday, 13 April 2013

Me do it!

A familiar cry? It’s rewarding to give children the chance to ‘have a go.’ What better opportunity than the daily task of getting dressed for going out?  

It can be tricky to fasten clothes on parts of the body that are difficult to reach and Montessori dressing frames are an intermediate step. Velcro is the easiest, all it takes is a tug in the right place. Once seen close up, practised and mastered, shoes are easy.

Each simple achievement gives children confidence for taking on bigger challenges. Tying shoelaces will take many attempts and lots of practice.


However, seeing it done once, slowly and clearly, and having the chance to repeat at will is all that’s needed to develop this skill. Then ………. “Me do it!”




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