"The secret of good teaching is to regard the child's intelligence as a fertile field in which seeds may be sown, to grow under the heat of flaming imagination. " Maria Montessori

Practical Life

Posted by on Jan 14, 2012 in Curriculum | 0 comments

When children begin in a Children’s House classroom (3-6 years old), they begin in the area of Practical Life.  The work in this area is inherent in each activity in the classroom.  This area is designed to develop the skill or order, concentration, coordination and independence.  Practical Life is also the area of the classroom that resembles the child’s home, with many of the materials located in this area mimicking those used in the home environment.  The work generally follows a left to right, top to bottom orientation in order to prepare the eyes for reading.

 
These areas of study are noted below.  Each subject is a link to more information.

 

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