Practical Life

"Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed."
— Dr. Maria Montessori 
Practical life encompasses a wide range of real life activities and engage children in real life daily routines. It is divided into four main areas: Preliminary activities and Body Movement; Self Care; Care of Environment; and Grace and Courtesy. These activities help strengthen a child's fine and gross motor skills and lengthen their concentration span through the repetition of work, focus on detail, and coordination. Eventually leading to greater independence, self esteem and confidence in themselves. Practical life activities include sewing, weaving, sorting, scooping, transferring, pouring and so forth.