Practical life exercises reflect many of the everyday tasks children see as
part of the daily routine in their homes. Students learn to work on an
activity from beginning to end, thus developing their powers of
concentration and control.
Examples of the Montessori approach to practical
- Care and Respect of Self:
Clothing management, which
includes buttoning, buckling, zippering, shoe tying, and personal hygiene,
such as, hand washing and good nutritional practices.
- Care and Respect of the Environment: Pouring,
sweeping, table setting, dishwashing.
- Grace and Courtesy: Please, thank you, greeting of
- Elementary movement: Carrying of chairs, trays,