Saturday, January 24, 2015

Building Independence

We spend a lot of time at Tree of Life Montessori building skills towards functional independence - taking care of our needs by ourselves, for ourselves. Right now the children are focusing on hand-washing, putting on their own inside shoes for movement on the line, and getting ready to go outside by  themselves.

One of the most motivating activities for functional independence is making a snack and eating it without help! Apple slicing and cheese slicing have been very popular this week.

Pulling apart the cheese

Cutting carefully

Velcro Dressing Frame

Reading in the book corner is a way to give yourself space.

Cylinder Blocks are a foundational Sensorial material

Matching Colors

Mixing batter to make waffles for snack

Waiting for waffles to cook!

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