A small duster made of natural wool or a small soft brush will give the child the opportunity to carefully dust the leaves of non-toxic plants. The simple task of dusting leaves gives the child a sense of responsibility and enhances his love of nature. This activity is ideal once the child is walking and his hands are free for active work. Dusting plant can be introduced as early as 16-18 months, confident walker. A .pdf to help you make the plant duster is available in Voila Montessori DIY section: Free Resources. Enjoy the video below and check-out the 9 key points to sharing a new activity with your child.
For more tips on how to introduce Montessori activities, read The Nine Key Points to Sharing a New Activity with Your Child.
*The appropriate age will depend on the child’s individual development and abilities as well as interest. These are all approximate ages; it is essential to follow your child’s needs by learning to observe them.
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