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Practical Life Activities in the Children's House

Updated: Sep 9, 2022

“The lessons of Practical Life are those by which the children lay the basis of intelligence, develop orientation to the environment, acquire self-control, and come to see themselves as contributing to the social unit. Their intellects grow as they work with their hands, their personalities become integrated and body and mind work together. They begin to think logically and rationally; their memory is strengthened as they follow a sequence. They come to grips with problems by finding solutions. So, these lessons provide a key toorderly and natural development of the human being.”

-Annette Haines, The Exercises of Practical Life, Lecture, Amsterdam, 2008

Below see pictures of children at Montessori at Roseborough engaged in activities of Practical Life.

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