Repetition in the Preschool Child
I've been working my way through Help Your Preschooler Build a Better Brain, which is the Kindle edition of the popular e-book, Montessori at Home! It's a fascinating read. Something that Bowman really describes well is the child's need for practical life and sensorial work, as a mean to build "good brain architecture" for future academic work.
After reading that, I've gone back to focusing more on those areas for Sister Stinky...with very satisfying results! Maria Montessori was dead-on right when she talked about the kind of contentment and calm that comes from a child who's been allowed to satisfy these basic needs.
Here's a little video glimpse of Sister Stinky's practical life work. :-) Enjoy!