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This content provides an overview of Montessori Practical Life, including the Montessori sequence of Practical Life lessons, Practical Life activities, and Practical Life resources.

What is Practical Life


Practical Life is one of several main learning areas within Montessori. It 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 more abstract learning.

Montessori Practical Life Handwashing Lesson

Four Main Practical Life Areas:

Basic Exercises
Care of Self
Care of the Environment
Grace & Courtesy

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Below you will find Montessori Practical Life lessons, activities, and resources