What is Practical Life?

What is Practical Life? In Montessori, Practical Life is a "domain" of learning, just like language or math. Dr. Montessori said, "If teaching is to be effective with young children, it must assist them to advance on the way to independence." This is the mission of Practical Life. Children learn preliminary activities, care of self, care of environment, and social grace and courtesy. All of these foster a sense of independence, self-control, and long periods of concentration which enhance their academic abilities later down the road. Read more about Practical Life from the North American Montessori Center: http://montessoritraining.blogspot.com/…/importance-of-prac…