Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Dressing and Undressing: Practical Life





I found this Mouse, I call him Henry, at Job Lot (a dollar store) for $1.99.
His clothes are removable. And he's the new hit of our classroom. I introduced him at Circle [sans rain gear] on a rainy day. I explained that Henry loves to jump in puddles and without the proper outerwear his Mom and Dad won't let him. So because he is a small mouse he needs the children's help to put his things on before he can go out to play. The more he practices putting them on and off, the better he will get at doing it himself.

I've gotta say, my three year old students are helping Henry out! The two year old friends are challenged and welcome the help of an older friend, who as we all know, are the BEST teachers!

I highly recommend adding a dress-up mouse (or doll) to your practical life shelves!
In PEACE
Jennifer

3 comments:

Green Mamma said...

Do you recommend starting our children with small dolls and animals to learn dressing? My little one has shown no interest in dressing her dolls, though she does enjoy selecting her clothes and putting them on (with a little help from her mom, :-) ).

Anyway, I simply ask because you're "the" Montessori expert who I turn to (again and again).

Montessori Mama said...

Yes! Thanks for the comment, I mean compliment! Wow, what nice thing to say.
I'm blushing.

SE'LAH... said...

Discovering your blog for the first time today.

my daughter attended montessori until this year. i love finding fellow montessorians.

wonderful blog.

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