This is probably one of Maria Montessori’s most famous concepts: “Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.” It’s a perfect reminder of one of the best ways to encourage independence and prepare a child for preschool or kindergarten … and for life in general.
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For ideas on how to encourage independence in your preschooler, see these posts at Living Montessori Now:
- Montessori Practical Life Activities
- How to Help Your Preschooler Help Himself
- Montessori-Inspired Activities for Care of Self
Photo Credit: Photo by antikainen