Friday, November 2, 2012

How Messy is Too Messy?

With a title like "Montessori Messy," I obviously like to swing the pendulum from "order for it's own sake" back to "order for the sake of those who live here."  But it's a fair question when raising children or preparing a classroom:  How Messy is Too Messy?

This new article does a fine job of suggesting questions we can ask ourselves when trying to provide order and predictability to children.  For a small child a sense of order offers both peace and independence.  The article also recommends a book that I remember liking:  How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk.  


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