Montessori - Practical Life - Introduction. Practical: means basic, useful, purposeful Life: means the way of living.
Practical life Exercises are just that, they are Exercises so the child can learn how to do living activities in a purposeful way. The purpose and aim of Practical Life is to help the child gain control in the coordination of his movement, and help the child to gain independence and adapt to his society. It is therefore important to “Teach teaching, not correcting” (Montessori) in order to allow the child to be a fully functionional member in hios own society. Practical Life Exercises also aid the growth and development of the child’s intellect and concentration and will in turn also help the child develop an orderly way of thinking.
Practical Life Exercises can be categorized into four different groups: Preliminary Applications, Applied Applications, Grace and Courtesy, and Control of Moment. Aid to Life. Canadian Montessori Teacher Education Institute. Montessori AMI Primary Guide: Discover Practical, Sensorial, Language and Mathematic Exercises. MobileMe Gallery. The Montessori Great Lesson Page. My name is Barbara Dubinsky.
I have been involved in the Montessori community for 30 years, through my own children, as an assistant, administrator, Lower Elementary teacher and now as a trainer. Fourteen years ago, I joined the movement of Montessori into the public schools - a most exciting expansion. I teach at a magnet school in Charlotte, NC. Montessori for Everyone - Montessori Blog. Le jardin de Maria - Accueil. MontessoriMaterials.org. The Montessori Goldmine.