Everyone dressing up for the holidays? Don't miss this great opportunity for your toddler to help by polishing everyone's shoes!
Shoe polishing is considered one of the "Care of the Self" works in a Montessori classroom. This link suggests it for slightly older children (3.5 and up), but don't tell "Alleluia" that! She's not quite 3, but she still LOVES to polish.
The last step before cleaning up is to find a gushing admirer to Oooh and Ahh over the transformation.
Don't have enough dingy shoes to keep your toddler satisfied? Consider asking an elderly neighbor if he or she needs help spiffing up this year.