Why Practical Life Activities are so important in a Montessori classroom?
Practical life activity is a way of life for humans. It helps the child to adapt to his/her environment. Children are naturally attracted to these activities. The graceful coordinated movement calls to the soul of this little child.
Practical Life activities not only offer hand-eye coordination for the child but also help the child to build concentration, develop independency and strengthen his/her will.
Slicing a banana is a simple, practical life activity and a food preparation activity for children that aims to Develop CCIO (Concentration, Coordination, Independence, and Order).
Boost self-esteem. Strengthen the finger muscles.
In practical life activities, the child can develop a high level of concentration, develop a sense of order, take pride in completing a job, increase independence, respect for his or her community and surroundings, and improve fine motor skills.
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy.
Children practiced washing legs with their peers to show appreciation to their parents.
They guide each other on the steps of washing legs and foot care.
Keep it up, children! The day is counting down, and let’s wait for the day!
Flower arrangement is one of the Practical Life lessons that help children develop their gross and fine motor skills, concentration, self-regulation, control of movement, coordination and sense of aesthetics.