A great deal of teaching children in a Montessori way has to do with observing the child, and allowing them to make mistakes and problem solve to find their own solutions.
As parents, we so often jump in to fix something for our children instead of letting them determine their own solution. More often than not, they are smarter than we deem them to be. It is important to not correct them throughout the process. In six simple steps, we are providing you with guidance to help your child successfully set the table for a family meal, such as Thanksgiving, with little to no help from you! During these six steps, your primary role will be to observe and question just as a Montessori teacher would do, but don’t forget to allow your child to self-correct their work, just as they do in a Montessori classroom!