Motor Development: Table Lessons

in Gross Motor, Montessori, Not-So-MoDG

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Little Kid got bored doing his school work, so we took a break for some practical life lessons.
First, we went over the names of something nearby. 
Cord, plug, socket (or outlet), floor lamp, bulb, lampshade (none of my kids knew “lampshade.”  Huh.), table, table legs, table leaf (WHAT?).  He didn’t understand “table leaf” so…we learned how to table apart.   

  And put it back together. 

 And take it apart. And put it back together.  You know how it goes. 
After all that work, his muscles were all tuckered out.  So, we had a lazy susan lesson.  He’d been curious about this little gadget for ages.  We set up a tiny dish part and practiced using the lazy susan and our good manners.

Then, of course, since I’m an old waitress, I showed him how to “bus” the table.  Then he did it…..about ten times.  HA!

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1 Deanna Caswell January 27, 2012

Thank you, Deb!


2 Deb Chitwood January 24, 2012

Great job of observing when a change of pace was needed and coming up with such creative practical life lessons! Thanks so much for linking up with Montessori Monday. I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page:


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