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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?

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The ability to exercise control over one’s behavior amidst temptation is known as self-discipline. Dr. H. Stephen Glenn, of Developing Ca...

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Knowing when to Intervene in the Montessori Environment — Respectful Behavior

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