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There is solid reasoning behind Practical Life activities being an integral part of Montessori and other preschool programs.

Practical Life activities are activities such as pouring water from a pitcher to a glass, washing dishes, hand washing, hanging clothes on the line using clothespins, setting the dinner table, etc.

They are just normal everyday activities that many parents perform themselves, without thinking to invite their child’s participation.

Here is a list of several Practical Life Activities: