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During social development, children go through three primary stages:

  1. The child will perform activities for themselves and his or her inner needs
  2. The child will occasionally perform tasks when asked. At this point, the child begins to control his or her will
  3. The child will perform tasks anytime he or she is asked, or whenever he/she sees a practical need for it (approximately 1 to 1 1/2 years later)

Believe it or not, children have an innate desire to “work” (or be helpful with tasks). From the vital work of building a man or woman, the child derives the joyfulness that comes from “learning through discovery”.

The most important aspect of a child’s personality and intellect develop through participation in the everyday life of the family. These include:

  1. Order
  2. Sequence
  3. Independence
  4. Self-control
  5. Self-respect
  6. Joy of learning
  7. Accomplishing something purposeful

montessoriathome 3d 194x300 How a Childs Developmental Stages Will Affect the Planning of Your Montessori HomeInvolving a child in household tasks will help to produce an adult who enjoys life-long feelings of self-respect, independence, and concern for others.

If you’d like to learn 10 more ways to create a Montessori environment in your own home, please download our free eBook!

At Montessori American School in Chula Vista, CA, it’s our goal to enrich the lives of our students by teaching them how to love learning new things.  By implementing the tips in this eBook, you can extend your child’s learning experience to your own home. Good luck!

-Edith

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