SELF-CARE SKILL FOR PLAYGROUP. LET’S FOLD OUR LAUNDRY!
Many of us parents think folding laundry is a pain and we would do almost anything to avoid it, but at home we may be missing an opportunity to make our children smarter. Why? Folding laundry is one of those self-care tasks that’s deeply connected to helping children learn to take pride in ownership and develop a sense of personal responsibility. The more practice they get, the more confident and competent they will feel, and the more willing they may be to take on other self-care jobs. To introduce this method, one of our parents (Mrs. Fadlilla Dewi Rakhmawaty – Anasya’s mother) invited to playgroup class as our guest teacher and have the class in folding laundry activity. Folding clothes also encourages children to spend lots of loosely structured time purposefully and wisely in activities that promote: • Using large and small muscle groups • Following directions • Counting and sequencing • Identifying similarities and differences • Developing a can-do attitude, and • Completing a task that, when well-done, is instantly rewarding.
Overall learning to fold laundry neatly is a useful skill that requires good hand-eye coordination. It also good for children’s mathematic. Once again thank you mom for the fun activity you’ve shared. (Admin)