Sunday, April 20, 2014

Everyday Montessori: Holding and Carrying a Knife

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.

  1. Have your child stand up with you 
  2. Hold the knife by the handle keeping the sharp edge facing left
  3. Hold the knife about 2 inches away from the 
  4. 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! 

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