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Montessori Dish Washing Stations

Dish washing stations are stations where a child can learn to wipe a table, rinse off and wash the dishes by hand. The stations are designed to promote learning through exploration and repetition.


Through washing children learn to concentrate. They learn order and sequencing. They gain control over their movements and become more independent.
5-year-olds can be taught how to scrape and rinse their plates. 7-year-olds can help with drying and putting away dishes. By age 9, kids are ready to learn how to wash different types of dishes.
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"“It is to correspond to these needs [for independence] that we prepared an environment proportionate to the size and intelligence of the children, where they could work and achieve independence. ”" Maria Montessori, Maria Montessori, Citizen of the World

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