Practical Life Activities
Practical Life activities are the activities of everyday life which helps children gain knowledge through the real experience of how to accomplish life skills in a purposeful way. This area includes objects and materials normally seen in everyday living experiences such as cleaning, sweeping, pouring, dressing etc. The purpose and aim of Practical Life is to help the child gain control in the coordination of his movement, and help him become independent and adapt to his society.
Working with these activities also aids the growth and development of the child’s intellect and concentration and will in turn also help the child develop an orderly way of thinking. Through these exercises the child develops the self-confidence and attention essential for mastery of the other more advanced areas of the Montessori classroom.