Here, let me help you with that…

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One of our infant community members decided he wanted to help fold laundry this morning; a favorite work for many of our young babies.

“Among the revelations the child has brought us, there is one of fundamental importance, the phenomenon of normalisation through work…Man builds himself through working, working with his hands, but using his hands as the instruments of his ego, the organ of his individual mind and will, which shapes its own existence face to face with its environment. The child’s instinct confirms the fact that work is an inherent tendency in human nature; it is the characteristic instinct of the human race.” (Dr. Maria Montessori, ‘The Secret of Childhood’, Orient Longman Limited, 195)

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