Plant Care

Plant Care

March 13, 2024

Montessori at Home

Children love helping with things around the house that contribute to the community of the family. Plant care is a popular work in the classroom. The children have been given presentations on how to water plants, as well as the dangers of over-watering. Each morning the teacher places “thirsty” sticks in the plants which let the children know that the plant needs water. After a child waters a plant, they are to remove the ‘thirsty’ stick and put it in a designated space. The children have also been shown how to dust and polish the leaves with a spray bottle of water and a cotton ball to help the leaves breathe.

If you have plants at home, consider creating a tray or basket of materials to allow your child to help you care for the plants in your home!

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