Practical Life

A compilation of Montessori Practical Life Activities.

Toddler assembling her quesadillas for fun cooking activities for toddlers inspired by books.

10 Cooking Activities For Toddlers Inspired By Books

Cooking activities for toddlers is an important Practical Life activity in Montessori. However, cooking is a great learning activity for any child. It teaches math skills, patience, following directions, fine motor skills, problem-solving, helps with speech/language, and builds confidence, just to name a few. It may even help a picky eater try new foods. Cooking …

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child doing montessori water pouring activity.

Practical Life: Montessori Water Pouring Activity

In this article, you will learn what a Montessori water pouring activity is, what the benefits are to this Montessori Practical Life Activity are, and how to introduce this Practical Life lesson. What is a Montessori water pouring activity? “Any child who is self-sufficient, who can tie his shoes, dress or undress himself,reflects in his …

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child scooping.

50 Montessori Practical Life Activities by Age

Montessori Practical Life activities are an important part of the primary curriculum. In this article, find out what Practical Life Activities are, when you should introduce them, and get example of Practical Life activities you can introduce to your child. What is a Practical Life activity? Maria Montessori, when she founded her first school, observed …

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Beans, bowls, and spoon in a basket for Montessori spooning activities.

Fun and Learning with Montessori Spooning Activities

In this article, you will learn what Montessori spooning activities are, how to introduce them to your child, and get some spooning activity ideas. What are Montessori spooning activities? Montessori spooning work is a Practical Life work that is typically introduced in a Montessori classroom in the primary years. This activity belongs to a special …

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child doing montessori flower arranging activity.

Montessori Flower Arranging Activity for Kids

In this article, learn the benefits of Montessori flower arranging activities, how to set the actives up, and how to present flower arranging to your child. What is a Montessori flower arranging activity? Montessori is known for the Practical Life work involved in the Method. Dr. Maria Montessori observed that children prefer real life experiences …

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oranges and glasses for making hand squeezed juice.

Montessori Hand Squeezed Juice Activity

Warm weather calls for fun activities to helps us cool down. Here is a great one; a Montessori hand squeezed juice activity for toddlers and preschoolers! Making orange juice without the juicer is a lot of fun and it has plenty of benefits for young kids. The same goes for homemade lemonade or any other …

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Montessori work mats in a basket.

Why are Montessori Work Mats Important?

Montessori work mats are a common feature in Montessori classrooms and Montessori homes all over the world. What are they, though? What purpose do work mats serve in Montessori environments? Let’s find out. What is a work mat in Montessori? Work mats in Montessori are used for just that; a child’s work. Before removing a …

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montessori cooking with toddlers Florence Taylor, photo of child using grater.

Montessori Cooking with Toddlers: Tips From Mom Who Let’s 2 Year Old “Use Real Knives”

(From Florence Taylor, a Montessori mom who has received international attention for practicing Montessori at home with her 2 year old. Cited in news articles as allowing her young toddler to “use real knives”, Mrs. Taylor’s kitchen activities with her 2 year old are well supervised, safe, and Montessori-aligned. -Sue) Montessori Cooking with Toddlers There …

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