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Safety first: Notice the goggles and how the child has been taught to keep his non-hammering hand out of the way. Plus, the nails have already been started!

Using an old-fashioned washboard and the classroom sink, children wash the cotton napkins they have used at lunch, place them on a drying rack, and then iron them with a small, child-sized, low- temperature iron. The napkins are then folded and ready for the next day.

Montessori children are provided opportunities to sew, crochet, string beads and do needlepoint. Not only are they learning a Practical Life skill, they are also developing their fine-motor dexterity.

ŠTomorrow’s Child Magazine Montessori 101: Special Issue • www.montessori.org

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Montessori 101 and Guided Tour of Montessori Classroom  

This is a special issue of our magazine, Tomorrow's Child intrbasic principles of Montessori education and offering an illustrated introduct...

Montessori 101 and Guided Tour of Montessori Classroom  

This is a special issue of our magazine, Tomorrow's Child intrbasic principles of Montessori education and offering an illustrated introduct...