Sunday, April 15, 2012

Cutting Cantaloupe

Part of the Montessori ideas I love involve encouraging kids to learn through reality as much as possible. For example, instead of using fake plastic dishes, fake plastic toy foods, etc. let kids learn actual slicing skills by *gasp* cutting real food with real knives!! With appropriate food selection, adult supervision, and plain ol' butter knives, it should be safe enough. We have been allowing Lo to do this sort of activity for about the past year now. He often slices on his own cutting board alongside me during meal prep. He has some finesse, no?


Jocelyn said...

love this! although eat on plastic plates due to a few to many breaking and I haven't bothered to replace them I am always letting them try things on their own. probably because they insist on doing it that way.

Morgan said...

Oh my!! What a CUTIE!!!! Wow! Has he GROWN! I love this!