Practical Life

Through Practical Life exercises of this sort, the children develop a true ‘social feeling,’ for they are working in the environment of the community in which they live. – Maria Montessori

Most children are passionately interested in practical life activities because the activities respond to all the sensitive periods (important periods of childhood development). Practical life activities build a foundation on which the children will grow and carry over into the other areas of the classroom, and over into their everyday life.