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Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Let Them Touch The Tree
Christmas Tree Work
Remember Montessori encourages using the real thing (ie real tools not toys) Christmas trees are no exception. Playdough, felt, and foam trees can be a fun craft but it definitely isn't the real thing. We keep a small basket of sturdy ornaments near our tree. The way I look at it, it is 'work' to take the ornaments on and off the tree. This work needs no encouragement as it happens naturally any time you have a toddler and a Christmas tree. Saying "no" gets old and putting everything out of reach seems cruel. Create a safe place and say "yes"!