Character formation cannot be taught. It comes from experience and not from explanation. — Maria Montessori
Practical life works are chosen to teach the child to function in their environment.
This area prepares the child indirectly for all other areas of the class by helping them develop task organisation, concentration, fine and gross motor skills and independence. Practical life exercises include pouring, sorting, food preparation, care of self (hand washing, buttons and zippers, grooming), care of the environment (tidying the classroom, tucking in chairs, dusting, polishing, and plant care).
Watch your child bring new skills home!
Parents are encouraged to invite their child to sort the laundry, wipe up after themselves, help wash windows and be more independent at the table! Participating and contributing to their environment helps build sense of esteem and community.