Montessori Curriculum: Practical Life

Practical Life Area is the Foundation of the Montessori Classroom.


These exercises prepare the child indirectly for all other areas of the curriculum. 

Here they begin to learn with order, concentration, coordination, and independence. 

Practical life exercises include pouring, sorting, food preparation, care of self, and care of the environment.

The Practial Life Area is the foundation for the Montessori classroom.




Any child who is self-sufficient, who can tie his shoes, dress or undress himself, reflects in his joy and sense of achievement the image of human dignity, which is derived from a sense of independence.”  …Maria Montessori