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These posts cover authentic AMS Montessori practical life lessons.

Simple Montessori Toddler Activity – Open Close Tray

Kids love Open Close trays! Some of the best Practical Life for young children are quite simple to put together. In this case, we have an “Open and Close Bottles” tray. Great for fine motor and practical life skill development, I highly recommend creating one of these activity trays as a permanent fixture in your …

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[Montessori at Home] Fine Motor Skills Nuts & Bolts Basket

In order to continue integrating Montessori at Home, I created a Fine Motor Skills Nuts and Bolts Basket. Like many of you, we carry a vision with every activity we plan. This vision doesn’t always play out. This diversion, of course, is a wonderful part of the activity, perhaps highlighting the whole point of the …

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Spooning – Montessori Practical Life Lesson

Spooning is a Basic Exercise within the Practical Life area of a Montessori classroom. One of the first lessons introduced in the early childhood classroom, this work further develops focus, concentration, visual and fine motor development. The spooning work will also help a child master the three-finger grip and thus prepare him for activities outside …

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Montessori Practical Life: Wet Pouring

Children in a Montessori Early Childhood classroom truly enjoy Wet Pouring work, one of the early Basic Exercises in the Practical Life area. The best part about wet pouring is that the work is versatile and can be introduced easily into the home. The child should have mastered the Introduction to Sponging activity before pursuing …

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