Practical Life Activities are of great importance in Montessori philosophy, specially for young children of 2 – 6 years. We love practical life activities in our home. My toddler is always ready to help me in the kitchen & other household chores. Read on to know what is practical life activity & its importance in early life.
What is Practical Life & Practical Life Activities In A Montessori Environment For Toddlers?
Practical life exercises are exercises for the child to learn how to do daily routine chores & activities in a purposeful way.
All the materials & supplies of practical life activities should be real, familiar to the child, breakable (if applicable) & functional.
Are you trying to find a way to peacefully cook and also engage your toddler constructively without iPads, TV and screens?
Involve your toddler in the kitchen! It’s a great fine motor skill and teaches them life skills. This indirectly also helps in preparing those little fingers for writing, a great pre-writing activity.
We are a great fan of practical life activities and my son loves them.
Watch my 32 month old son making idlis out of the batter.
Benefits & Importance Of Practical Life Activities In Montessori
- To develop the child’s concentration
- To develop fine and gross motor skills
- To help children towards independence
- To establish order
- To develop a good self-esteem
- To appreciate and understand the limits of his environment
- To develop a sense of responsibility
- To aid the child in his construction
- To appreciate culture