Practical Life Activities are the Foundation of Montessori
If you're familiar with Montessori then you understand
the theory behind the Practical Life lessons. We wrote about the theory and all the
wonderful things that Practical Life lessons lead to in this article, and how Practical Life is the foundation of Montessori.
If you've used Montessori in your
home or school, you'll understand the need to switch out and add in
Practical Life lessons. Sometimes it's the season that calls for it,
other times it is the children and their interests that call for a new
Making Practical Life lessons
The Practical Life activities on your
shelf are only limited by your own imagination. You can make a Practical Life lessons out of any regular 'life' activity. As long as it has materials
that a child can safely manage, a logical step-by-step flow, and the
interest of a child ... you're good to go!