While I was establishing my brand and putting in my time to give my business a head start, the blog has been silent for some time.
Meanwhile at home, we have reached huge milestones and we are back after our summer vacation 🙂
Regular classes have started and so you could see us more active on the blog again.
Today, we did practice one of the most important life skills. Tea Making !! Yayy 🙂
The classic Montessori way would be to have a tea pot, tea dust bag in a small dish bowl, a timer for the child to know when the tea is ready, a spoon to mix and a towel to clean the spills.
We did adapt it a bit, since my preschooler hasn’t been introduced to time concept yet and he cant really wait 😉 the curiosity wouldn’t hold him.
So, we had a glass tumbler in which I had filled hot water and two bowls –one with sugar and another with milk powder. Since, it did not have any pouring work, I skipped the towels as well.
All he had to do was to drop in the tea bag and watch the golden colour diffuse into water.
He started to smell the aroma 🙂
He got way too excited to see that magic happen 😉
He added sugar to see it dissolve and then the milk powder went in to see the colour change again 🙂
And then the tasting session started. He made me gulp down the entire cup and wouldn’t let me stop from just taking a sip. He wasn’t convinced till I drank the whole cup. Sigh!! Toddler woes 😉
Later he threw the used tea bag in the dustbin and I had to remind him to take the glass back to the kitchen sink 😉
Oh yes, this activity doesn’t end here 🙂
Tomorrow we would repeat the same, but we would use our cute little creamer set to pour the tea and also use a towel for spills if any 🙂
If you have an older child, you could use the sand clock as a timer.
If you want even more challenges, you can use one tea pot and have two or more tea cups for the pouring work.
Ofcourse , pouring from the tea pot would be more challenging and complex. I would reserve it for a five year old maybe.
Also, you can have different flavored tea bags and ask to make a certain flavored tea.
If there are real guests you can ask them to serve the tea without any spillage 🙂
And yes, a five year old could be trusted with that .