Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Raising an Independent Child: Design within Reach

As a 21-month old, Greyson shows interest in doing many things on his own.  He can't put on his socks and shoes by himself yet, but he wants to and he tries.  So, whenever we can, we try to give Greyson an opportunity to do things for himself and try to teach him to do things on his own.  We like the Montessori philosophy, which emphasizes independence.

We installed toddler-height hooks in our coat closet, so Greyson can hang up his own jacket and hat.  I love easy fixes like that!  It feels good to do things that give Greyson room to be independent!

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