Montessori Practical Life Activities

Practical Life activities are so important to the Montessori method. Materials and works are inspired by 'real-life' tasks, and teach children important skills through fun, step by step activities that convey respect, responsibility and caring.
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Clipping carabiners: a great way to improve dexterity while working on a Practical Life task that's inexpensive to put together. As skills grow, you can switch out the activity to screw carabiners.

Clipping carabiners: a great way to improve dexterity while working on a Practical Life task that's inexpensive to put together. As skills grow, you can switch out the activity to screw carabiners.

Hammering nails into a stump is a Practical Life activity that teaches an important skill with a number of other excellent benefits: responsibility and caution, comfort around tools, hand eye coordination, and both gross and fine motor movement development. It's also an excellent tool for helping redirect restless or disruptive behavior positively.

Hammering nails into a stump is a Practical Life activity that teaches an important skill with a number of other excellent benefits: responsibility and caution, comfort around tools, hand eye coordination, and both gross and fine motor movement development. It's also an excellent tool for helping redirect restless or disruptive behavior positively.

Washing items is a perfect example of real world skills that translates well to an interesting and enjoyable Montessori activity. Create a group of interesting, beautiful and natural items, and invite children to wash and care for them. You will be surprised at the thought and care little hands work with!

Washing items is a perfect example of real world skills that translates well to an interesting and enjoyable Montessori activity. Create a group of interesting, beautiful and natural items, and invite children to wash and care for them. You will be surprised at the thought and care little hands work with!

The importance of Practical Life Activities, and why we need to let a child repeat a task until they master it. No one is perfect at any activity at first, but by providing patience, kindness, and encouragement, children will blossom into confidence and independence!

The importance of Practical Life Activities, and why we need to let a child repeat a task until they master it. No one is perfect at any activity at first, but by providing patience, kindness, and encouragement, children will blossom into confidence and independence!

Placing coins into a piggy bank works on the important pincer grip, and also instills a sense of responsibility.

Placing coins into a piggy bank works on the important pincer grip, and also instills a sense of responsibility.

Support Practical Life and independence skills developed at school by creating a Montessori prepared environment at home! Here is some great inspiration for creating a Montessori Toddler Bathroom easily.

Support Practical Life and independence skills developed at school by creating a Montessori prepared environment at home! Here is some great inspiration for creating a Montessori Toddler Bathroom easily.

Money in the Montessori Classroom: Montessori Practical Life Coin Activities - Some activity ideas for presenting money skills starting in early childhood education.

Money in the Montessori Classroom: Montessori Practical Life Coin Activities - Some activity ideas for presenting money skills starting in early childhood education.

Montessori Practical Life activities have very specific goals when it comes to the development of motor skills, concentration, and consciousness in movement. Today we discuss ways to add variety to Practical Life shelves while still maintaining the integrity of those goals, along with keeping children interested!

Montessori Practical Life activities have very specific goals when it comes to the development of motor skills, concentration, and consciousness in movement. Today we discuss ways to add variety to Practical Life shelves while still maintaining the integrity of those goals, along with keeping children interested!

NAMC Montessori Teacher Training Blog: A Big List of Montessori Practical Life Activities, In the Classroom and at Home

NAMC Montessori Teacher Training Blog: A Big List of Montessori Practical Life Activities, In the Classroom and at Home

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