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Practical Life - Primary Curriculum

The Montessori curriculum pays attention to practical life skills. Montessori students acquire these skills repeating the following exercises many times:

  • caring for plants
  • cleaning up spills
  • polishing shoes
  • setting the dinner table
  • fastening clothes
  • washing hands
  • using scissors
  • washing linen

These exercises offer the child the means of caring for himself and his environment. As well, they build confidence in the young child and allow his independent nature to flourish.

Guelph Montessori teachers encourage the children to form gracious and courteous habits--and to be respectful of others and of their environment. These activities provide the base on which the children approach more intricate academic exercises.