In today’s Everyday Montessori, we are focusing on the practical life skill of holding and carrying a knife. Teaching your child how to handle sharp objects is important for ensuring both safety and fun in the kitchen. For this exercise all you need a child’s knife or a blunt edged butter knife.
- Have your child stand up with you
- Hold the knife by the handle keeping the sharp edge facing left
- Hold the knife about 2 inches away from the
- Carry the knife
In these four simple steps, you can teach your child both independence and responsibility for themselves and others. We hope you and your child have a safe and fun time in the kitchen!