Sunday, April 15, 2012
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?