Practical Life Skill: Vacuuming
Lately, I've been trying to incorporate a few Montessori principles into everyday life with Phoenix. One of the latest practical life skills that we have been working on is vacuuming. It's a great way to teach him how to care for himself and his environment. And, while "play" vacuums are cute, they don't work, and that leads to a child becoming confused and frustrated. Children want to help in a real way, and learn the most when they are given the opportunity to use proper tools to get the job done.
Our son is still to small to use our regular vacuum, but I've found that the Bissell Perfect Sweep Turbo is ideal for him. It's small enough for him to maneuver with his own body, which helps to build his gross motor skills. Plus, it's something he can do completely on his own, which is great for helping him build independence and confidence.
Aside from teaching your children practical life skills, the Bissell Perfect Sweep Turbo is great for anyone to have around the house to quickly clean up a mess.
Here are a few of my favorite things about it:
- Powerful, battery-powered sweeper brush with up to 60 minutes of cordless cleaning time
- Easy-to-remove, top loading dirt container
- Safe on carpet, rugs and hard floors
- Perfect for in-between cleanings
- Food crumbs
- Kitty litter tracks
- Random debris
- Pine needles
- Play-Doh & Moon Dough messes