How To Bring Montessori Into Your Home With Flower Arranging. Bringing Montessori into your home doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated. With just a little preparation, you can easily practice Montessori principles with your child at home every day.
Doing so will be an invaluable bridge that will ease your young student’s transition back to school and reinforce what he or she learns there.
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Montessori at Home: Flower Arranging
Flower Arranging is a wonderful practical life activity that helps students work on several skills: pouring water with the funnel into the vase, using scissors to cut the stems of the flowers, and inserting the stems into the vase with care and precision. Senses of smell, touch and sight also come into play in this activity.
Care For The Environment
One of the basic ideas of the Montessori philosophy is that if children are surrounded by beauty and order from an early age, they will learn to value and care for their environment. Flower Arranging gives a child the added benefit of creating that beauty and experiencing the sense of pride.
Take It To The Next Level
If you’d like to take the Flower Arranging activity a little further, you can help your child name the parts of the plant and flower, which introduces them to botany work and new vocabulary words.
Cater To Your Child’s Individual Needs
The Flower Arranging activity can be as simple or complex as needed and cater to each child’s individual ability. You may help your child if they are not quite ready for a specific step (such as working with scissors, for a toddler), but allow them to do all that they feel they can succeed at on their own (including clean-up)!
Why Montessori Practical Life?
At La Prima Casa Montessori, we regularly engage our students in flower arranging, cooking, cleaning, self-care and other practical life activities that cover two main areas of development: care of self, and care of the environment.
Practical life in Montessori is a purposeful activity that helps students work on their motor control and coordination, as well as develop independence, concentration, and a sense of responsibility.
To learn more about Montessori’s Practical Life curriculum, as well as other benefits of Montessori education, please call us at 305-854-8001 and schedule a tour. It will give you a chance to witness the Montessori philosophy in action and see why it is that La Prima Casa alumni consistently move on to Miami’s top schools and gifted programs!
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