To read more about Montessori Mondays, check out my first post in the series.
From Tim Seldin’s book How To Raise An Amazing Child the Montessori Way:
Small children want to be part of your world. For them, work is every bit as much fun as play if they are given the chance to do it.
Everyday I am trying to incorporate more areas in which my girls can “work.” With that in mind, I have the girls set the table before dinner every night. Family dinners are important to our family and we have dinner as a family almost every night. Setting the table begins with the placemat, which has outlines to show them where to place their items. (These placemats are really easy to make. I just bought some white placemats at Goodwill and then did freezer paper stenciling to make the outlines.)