montessori concentration origami

[Concentration] Child keeping self occupied while waiting

by mievee @ mummyshomeschool.com on March 28, 2016

Since many parents have concerns about their children’s concentration span, here’s one simple illustration of how a child is able to focus on his own work.

After our mini reno, our living room has become bare — no sofa and no coffee table. So we attended a furniture fair to shop for something suitable.

While we spent a long time at one booth choosing, Vee whipped out his art materials and starting folding origami cats, gluing and colouring. (He’d learnt to prepare a bag of work before we left the house.)

I was extremely impressed by this as he’s usually high-needs and easily distracted by crowds. Yet yesterday, he was able to engage with deep concentration in a meaningful activity amidst the noise.

This is the power of freedom of choice of activity. Looking forward to more such moments…

 

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