Why ‘heavy work’ is so important for young children – Episode 8 – Season 2 – The Enriching Environments Podcast

Physical effort is really important for young children and in this week’s Masterclass we discussed why it is so important and how we can facilitate this at home:

βœ” Why young children love and NEED real, hard work like this: pushing, pulling, lifting, dragging things that are often “too heavy” for them. (panting and being out of breath is good!)

βœ” The importance of this work for our child’s development.

βœ” How we can provide opportunities for these experiences easily and inexpensively at home.

βœ” What size/shape of objects are the most satisfying for them to manoeuvre with.

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Visit enrichingenvironments.com/SHOP for my online Montessori Parenting Programmes, Workshops and Meditations for children.  I’ll see you there!

*All podcast sessions originally recorded on Instagram Live, see my IGTV @enrichingenvironments for the video with captions, also available on Spotify, ITunes & enrichingenvironments.com


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