Practical Life

A compilation of Montessori Practical Life Activities.

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How to Teach Grace and Courtesy

When considering education and schooling, we often think about what tasks our child will be learning, such as math proficiency and using correct grammar. Although those things are essential, your child’s character traits are what will carry them through life with ease. (Like grace and courtesy.) Grace and Courtesy  Principles such as being kind and …

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Montessori and Sensory Play: 20 Sensory Table Activities

Sensory Play, like slime and colored rice, is very popular. But it is not a Montessori concept and is typically not found in Montessori classrooms. Maria Montessori believed that children do indeed learn through all their senses and she adapted sensory exploration into her classroom in the following ways: Through the sensorial materials she designed, …

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What are the Benefits of Practical Life Activities?

What are the benefits of Practical Life activities? Recently, I posted an article on a social media site that I had written on how to set up a dishwashing station for a child. Today, I want to address the benefits of Practical Life Activities. While, most of the feedback I received on my dishwashing station …

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How to Set Up a Dishwashing Station for Your Child

The benefits of setting up a dishwashing station for your child From the ages of 0-3, Montessori is all about Practical Life Activities. These activities not only foster independence and teach life skills, but they encourage the development of a child’s concentration and attention span. A dishwashing station for your child is a wonderful Practical …

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