Sunday, 4 September 2011
His own little kitchen cupboard
In the cupboard he has everything he needs to get himself ready for dinner and he really enjoys carrying his glass and plate to the table before each meal. Montessori would call this a 'prepared environment' but it is also just a little piece of extra independence for Freddy (20 months).
On the top shelf he has his bowls, glasses, jugs, small napkins and cutlery and on the bottom he has various tools that he uses for fun kitchen activities like slicing a banana with a crinkle cutter or whisking water in a bowel.
Sometimes he will take his clean things from the dishwasher and put them back in the cupboard but that's not such a common occurrence. The best thing is that he knows that it's his cupboard which makes him feel like a big boy!
Here are the glass and jug in action - look at that concentration!