Discussion Night – Term 4
November 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Join us for a discussion and presentation on practical life, which is a term that encompasses ‘domestic’ work to maintain the home and classroom environment, self-care and personal hygiene, and grace and courtesy.
Practical life skills are of great interest to young children and form the basis of later abstract learning. In addition, this type of work assists with gross and fine motor skill development as indirect preparation for later learning, muscle development, hand-eye coordination, and so forth.
Young children in Montessori classrooms learn to take care of themselves and their environment through activities such as hand washing, dusting, mopping, hammering, and woodworking. These activities help toddlers and preschool-age children learn to work independently, develop concentration, and prepare for later work with reading and math, while older children participate in more advanced activities such as cooking, gardening, operating a business.
We do not teach the children these things [practical life activities] to make little servants of them, but because we have observed that of their own accord children actually take the greatest interest in perfecting all the movements of daily life. ”
– Dr Maria Montessori
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