There is nothing better than training the kids from a young age to look after their clothes. Folding socks and clothes are a practical life activity for children that aims to develop concentration, coordination, independence and order. The folding socks activity also helps the child become independent by doing daily chores of life and instils a sense of confidence in them. “The first essential for the child’s development is concentration. The child who concentrates is immensely happy.” – Dr Maria Montessori.
In my experience with the needle as a child, I remember the focus I felt immediately, which encouraged me to stay in a task longer. The key to any success starts with concentration. Maria Montessori says: ” The life of the spirit prepares the dynamic power to daily life and on its side, daily life encourages thought by means of ordinary work.” -The child in the family, page 31