I was lucky. I taught both of my now-adult kids to help take care of our home environment from the time they were toddlers. And it stuck. We didn’t have chores because they simply helped care for our home.
It certainly helped that my kids liked to have clean rooms and live in a clean house. But I know that the Montessori lessons they received as toddlers and preschoolers had a big influence on their appreciation of order, cleanliness, and work in general. It also helped that my children had access to real, child-sized cleaning tools as toddlers and preschoolers.
Montessori-Inspired Sweeping Activities
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Today, I want to share some Montessori-inspired sweeping activities from around the blogosphere. Sweeping activities are wonderful to use as some of the first practical life activities children will work on to develop skills in taking care of the environment.
Montessori Sweeping Presentation from Info Montessori
Sweeping the Floor Presentation from Montessori Commons
Sweeping with a Long Broom, Care of Carpeted Areas, and Care of the Carpet Sweeper from Montessori World
Sweeping Stars from Counting Coconuts
Sweeping and Dusting Lessons: care for the environment exercises in the Montessori preschool from Montessori Discoveries
The Sweeping Square from The Montessori Motherload
Montessori Activity: Sweeping with Brush and Dustpan from Family FECS
Sweeping Beans from My Montessori Journey
Sweeping Tray from Rockabye Butterfly (The blog is no longer available.)
Sweeping Snow Crinkle Paper into a Dustpan from Discovery Kidzone Discovery Adventures
Sweeping with a Broom While Using a Dustpan from The Work Plan
Practical Life at Sixteen Months – Sweeping and Using the Dustpan from How We Montessori
Sweeping from How We Montessori
Creating a Cleaning Station from How We Montessori
Practical Life: Sweeping the Floor from Montessori at Home
Montessori at Home from Trillium Montessori
Sweep Away, My Son from Our Montessori Home
New Practical Life Activity from Our Montessori Story
Montessori Sweeping with a Twist from Montessori for the Earth Blog
Sweeping Materials and Activities available for purchase from Montessori Services
Have you used any Montessori-inspired sweeping activities with your child/ren?
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