Changing your practical life shelf work on a regular basis helps keep children interested in the activities. When determining which new activities to add, keep in mind that the goals of practical life include:
- educating the children’s movements to be geared to a purpose
- developing the children’s ability to concentrate on a task
- helping the children learn to carry out a series of steps in sequence
- helping the children learn to care for the environment
(Angeline Lillard, Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius)
With those specific goals in mind, let’s look at the skill of transferring. What are the goals of transferring?