Grace and courtesy is an integral part of the Montessori curriculum beginning in the early childhood classroom and continuing through the elementary levels. In The Montessori Method, Dr. Maria Montessori stated, “Considering the method as a whole, we must begin our work by preparing the child for the forms of social life, and we must […]
These posts cover authentic AMS Montessori practical life lessons.
One thing I love about early childhood practical life is that the lessons are abundant and at the tips of your fingers around the home. One recent practical life activity – whisking – is so simple and fun, yet completely relevant to practical life and fine motor skills child development. The best part? You can […]
I love refreshing our Montessori shelves based on the season or my sons’ interests. I posted last week with a bunch of ideas for Spring shelves. Well, I had two more Montessori Practical Life Trays up my sleeve that I thought I’d share with you all today. Check out this post for more spring ideas for your […]
Kids love scissor cutting! Why not make it more fun and interesting for them? Plus, you can easily tie the scissor cutting work into other learning areas. This post includes unique Montessori scissor cutting exercises for kids that won’t bore you or your kids! Scissor Cutting Practice that Won’t Put a Child to Sleep Tie […]
If you are anything like me, refreshing shelf work is huge whether you are a homeschooler or in a classroom. Shelf work should get a refresher once a month at least to keep the kids interested and to honor “following the child”. In this case, I have a Montessori Practical Life fall shelf theme. I […]
So, as a Montessori teacher, I bet that you’re thinking about revamping your Practical Life Montessori shelves for this coming school year. How can you make your shelves interesting to you, and also meet the needs of your students? Here are a few ideas for your fall practical life Montessori shelves! Fresh Ideas for Montessori […]