Practical Life

The practical life area is an area in the Montessori classroom that offers lessons that the child has seen in the home environment. Some of these lessons consist of pouring, spooning, table washing, carrot cutting, and the dressing frames (tying, buckling, and buttoning).

Each piece of work is geared for a child to work independently. These lessons isolate one skill, allowing the child to master it one step at a time.

These lessons help the child develop a sense of order, concentration, individuality, and sequential though.