Practical Life activities help your child develop a sense of order, concentration, coordination and independence. There are four main areas of practical life: Care of Self, Care of the Environment, Control of Movement, and Grace and Courtesy. A key Montessori module to prepare your child to be independent and adaptable to changing environment. Young children are normally drawn first to the Practical Life area because the materials offered in this environment are those that children normally encounter in their daily living experiences. Practical life activities help the child develop coordination, concentration, a sense of personal independence and a sense of order.