At Montessori House Brussels, children freely use the material at their disposal. For example, they will continue to wash their hands even when the goal is reached: there will be repetition (beyond hygiene). The repetition here has a precise meaning for the child. It becomes a means of building themselves, of developing their self-confidence and their logical thinking.
Children like practical life exercises because, apart from imitating the adults in daily activities, they are able to turn these exercises into a source of great personal satisfaction: a little effort leads to a visible result. Through practical life, children gain that personal autonomy which progressively frees them from dependence on the adult.
Mothers’ Breakfast Day at Montessori House Brussels is actually a marvellous time for the child to use skills they have learned and to give a special gift to their mother: independence.