When presenting Montessori activities at home environment, it is good to remember the following:
- Children learn from observation of what adults are doing. With their limited physical abilities, adults have to show the children how to do the activities easier way.
- Montessori activities also have to be ordered or sequenced in such a way that they will be easy for children to follow. It is recommended to divide the activities into smaller steps.
- Do not explain too much about the activities you are doing, it is better to allow children to observe what is happening.
- Use key words, such as the names of the objects or the actions you are performing.
- When presenting the activities, always do things at a slow pace, children’s pace and not your own.
- Pull back. Allow them to try it on their own and to learn by themselves.
- Do not expect children to achieve your desired result after the first try. Repetition will help them perfect the activity.
- Having these Montessori activities available and accessible for them to try on their own when they want to, will encourage repetition to practice the skill.
See the list of Montessori Activities here.