Introduction to Practical Life
What is Practical Life
Practical: means basic, useful, purposeful
Life: means the way of living.
Practical life Exercises are Exercises so the child can learn how to do living activities in a purposeful way.
Meaning and Purpose of Practical Life
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 functionality member in his 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.