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Chores: the word has such a negative connotation.  But does it need to be that way? 

Following on from our post last week about chores being beneficial for all ages, we wanted to share a post from ‘How We Montessori’ about the benefits of chores for children at three years of age.

It’s not about making children do chores.  Instead, it’s about encouraging and supporting your children to recognise and do the many tasks that contribute to family life.  Just like at school when they care for their environment, the same can happen at home. 

It’s all in how we, as parents, frame it for children. 

Click on the link below to read more, and as always, we would love to hear your feedback!

Denice Scala

Author Denice Scala

B.A, M.Ed, Dip ED, Dip RSA, Cert. Neuroscience. Principal, Forestville Montessori School. Denice Scala is an executive leader with extensive experience in key strategic roles requiring business transformation and innovation. As a passionate advocate for the power of education to enrich lives, Denice moved from classroom teaching to leadership positions in 1992 and since then has held international in roles in Scotland and Australia as Principal, Head of Junior School, and Head of Learning Support. She has an impressive working knowledge of early learning, primary, middle, and secondary schooling including gifted education and special needs. Her Masters in Gifted Education led her to work extensively to find ways to cater for gifted students. This led to providing professional development opportunities for educators to assist in their understanding of the characteristics of gifted children and the complexities of growing up gifted. Denice’s unparalleled grasp of current educational realities is equally matched by her big picture thinking combined with practical solutions to navigate change. Denice’s passion for Montessori education led her to undertake the AMI Introduction to Adolescents Course, to audit the AMI 6-12 Diploma, and to also currently undertake the AMI School Administration Certificate Course.

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