Since the beginning of the year I have really been exploring more of Montessori and who this amazingly intelligent lady was behind it all. I have read books, taken classes, talked with friends, and just spent time figuring out how it fits our life the best. The best thing about Montessori practical life skills is they are perfect for every family. I hope some of this information I have shared helps you to realize Montessori can be easy to incorporate into your everyday life.
The Best Montessori Practical Life Activities
One of the major things that really drew me to Montessori was when I learned that one of Maria Montessori’s goals was to prepare the child for life not just a passing grade. As a mom this is what I love to hear and exactly what I want for my children. Age of Montessori has really got me back into my love for early childhood development. I am cherishing every moment of parenting and teaching while preparing my children the best I can.
Montessori Practical Life Skills = Tasks of Daily Living
The exercises of practical life are formative activities, a work of adaptation to the environment. Such adaptation to the environment and efficient functioning therein is the very essence of a useful education.
– Maria Montessori
Planting Peas has this perfect Montessori dressing activity with a DIY Buckle lesson. Care of self and learning how to dress yourself is so rewarding for children.
There are many wonderful ideas for practical life cleaning activities at Living Montessori Now. Everyone always loves Deb’s helpful Montessori videos with granddaughter Zoey.
We have shared several great Montessori practical life activities here. Including a great toddler prep station, peeling fruit, pouring, clean up and more. Plus a free printable task chart. You can use it for toddlers up to teenagers. Perfect!
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What do you think? Can you see yourself using these Montessori practical life skills with your kids? They are so great! Whether you start slow or dive right in you’ll be so happy you shared these skills with your children. Believe me when they are 18 and heading off to college you want them to be confident and know that they can take care of themselves.
Montessori practical life skills rule!!!