This video lesson is designed for 6-12 years old children. It guides the importance of gratitude and how to introduce it to the child.
What does Gratitude mean?
According to the experts in Montessori education, “Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy”. It is a feeling that an individual inculcates in their daily lives.
Gratitude is a thankful appreciation for what a child receives. With it, children acknowledge the goodness in their lives. It helps a child feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences and build strong relationships. It is the pinnacle of human behavior to be grateful for people, nature, and God. It involves sympathy, empathy, sensitivity, understanding their value, and respecting them.
Children aged 6-12 develop gratitude with the learnings of morality and fairness. They seek what is right and wrong in everything. At this age, the child tends to develop intellectual or internal order, which helps them seek justice.
Why is gratitude important?
- It creates feelings of love, compassion, joy, and hope
- It helps the child to be thankful for nature and the people around them.
- It strengthens social ties, self-esteem, and resilience to stress.
- It is the foundation of emotional, social, and practical life skills in Montessori education.
Being grateful and teaching gratitude are integral parts of the Montessori philosophy of living a natural, harmonious life.
Help the child to understand what gratitude is. Let them appreciate themselves and those around them. Watch the video for the activities to develop gratitude.
For more practical life resources, visit: https://theglobalmontessorinetwork.org/practical-lessons/.
Video created by Aishwarya | I teach I learn
Elementary | Practical Life | Gratitude (English)
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