You can use Montessori principles of child development at home. Look at your home through your child’s eyes. Children need a sense of belonging, and they get it by participating fully in the routines of everyday life. “Help me do it by myself” is the life theme of the pre-schooler. Look for ways for your child to participate in meal preparation, cleaning, gardening, caring for clothes, shoes, and toys.
These activities assist the child in gaining concentration by engaging them in purposeful activity involving coordinated movement and offering repetition of the activity. They also lead the child to independence through their mastery of the exercises. Providing opportunities for independence is the surest way to build your child’s self-esteem.