June 10, 2003

On Practical Life Exercises...Today was a pretty mellow day for us, we spend nearly the whole day here at the house. The kids worked on things like free drawing and art and reading stories. Our daughter worked on some Montessori Practical Life Exercises, learning to assume and fufill some basic household responsibilities like clearing and setting dishes, washing the table and chairs, washing and preparing vegetables for meals and skipping and dancing. She really enjoyed herself and felt a sense of accomplishment and pride. Our son worked on his colors, counting and object recognition and language development. Then he decided a very long nap was the only thing on his agenda for the afternoon. They've spent the late afternoon in imaginary pretend play together going to school, on a boat, on an airplane and performing a ballet, now they are just plain chasing one another. It's been a good day here.


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