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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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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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Montessori Practical Life: Sponging

Sponging is one of the first basic lessons a child learns in an Early Childhood Montessori classroom. Sponging Learning Aims The child develops visual discrimination and fine motor skills. He also works on focus and concentration. Completing a “work cycle” (i.e. from taking the tray from the shelf to putting the work back onto the …

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Montessori Scissor Cutting Practice Activities that Won’t Put Your Kids to Sleep

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 …

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