practical life

Presidents’ Day is a perfect time to put together a few simple activities teaching about money and presidents for your preschooler. Activities involving money and presidents are great throughout Presidents’ Day week or anytime you want to study money and/or presidents.  The photo is a Montessori-inspired science experiment using pennies,

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I always loved Valentine’s Day and enjoyed creating activities that were Montessori oriented but had a Valentine’s Day theme. Using a seasonal theme adds new interest to practical life activities and any curriculum area. Counting Coconuts is always a great source for seasonal Montessori-inspired activities. The photo is an example

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A number of autumn activities are only appropriate before or on Halloween. Andrea Coventry has articles at Associated Content on two Montessori practical life activities using Indian corn that are fun and effective throughout the fall season. Scrubbing Indian Corn Practical life activities provide benefits far beyond the eye-hand coordination your

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Today’s activity of the week is from MommyMoment.ca. It includes a number of great activities related to the outdoors and gardening. There are practical life photos from the family’s spring gardening activities. Cultural activities are included when the children in the Montessori home preschool learn the parts of a rhubarb plant.

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For today’s activity of the week, I chose a practical life activity that was always popular with children when I owned a Montessori preschool. Using an eggbeater will develop the child’s concentration and eye-hand coordination. The activity is especially good for eye-hand coordination because it involves the use of both hands.  Of course, to avoid

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Practical life (daily living) exercises are extremely important in Montessori education as they develop the child’s order, concentration, coordination, and independence. Because practical life is the starting point in Montessori education, I’m using a practical life activity as the first activity of the week. This week’s activity is a preliminary exercise on

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