Montessori Inspired Practical Life Activity & Importance – Baking With Toddlers (VLOG)

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What is Practical Life & Practical Life Activities In A Montessori Environment For Toddlers?

Practical : means basic, useful, purposeful
Life : means the way of living
Practical life exercises are exercises for the child to learn how to do daily routine chores & activities in a purposeful way. 
Children, specially toddlers & kindergartners are naturally interested in daily chores. Hence, Dr. Montessori began to use practical life exercises to allow the child to do activities of daily life & therefore adjust himself in his culture & society. 
All the materials & supplies of practical life activities should be real, familiar to the child, breakable (if applicable) & functional. 

My 2.4 year old son baked a brownie for his dad to celebrate Father’s day  Why should girls have all the fun in the kitchen! Here is my son baking a brownie! It is such a pleasure to see such young kids working in the kitchen. Watch the video to experience it 🙂

Benefits & Importance Of Practical Life Activities In Montessori

The practical life exercises are a beginning point in the Montessori environment. They help the child in his whole development – physical, mental and moral.
  • 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
Read more about practical life activities in Montessori HERE.
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