If you are new to Montessori, practical life is a great way to start with children under the age of six. Today I want to share some practical life activities we've been using with our three-year-old (42 months). These are useful for us right now as they are based on skills we are wanting to teach our child or are based on tasks we need help with around our home. These activities use materials we already have. Cleaning eyeglasses - the aim of this activity is to show the child how to handle…
The Practical Life activities in a Montessori classroom are designed to be purposeful work that lead the child to an understanding of his environment and how it works. These activities are appealing to the young child as they resemble everyday activities the child has seen adults complete. The Practical Life Area of the classroom encompasses: […]
You might be surprised to learn that the Montessori approach was never meant to be limited to indoor playrooms. Explore the benefits of taking Montessori learning outside and how to create an outdoor work space. We break down the must-have categories for the perfect outdoor learning experience: Art Exploration, Natural Exploration, Practical Life, and Open Ended Play.
Practical life skills are everyday skills needed for areas of our lives like home management, hygiene, safety, and even relationship skills. This list includes 100 essential life skills to intentionally teach your children as they grow up.