Practical Life

Practical Life is the core of Montessori.

Practical Life

Practical Life is the core of Montessori.

Free the child’s potential, and you will transform him into the world. – Dr. Maria Montessori


Practical Life learning at Klein-Spring Montessori School is designed to provide real life experiences for your children. The lessons learned in Practical Life provide purposeful activity, develop motor control and coordination, develop independence, concentration, and a sense of personal responsibility.

Exercises are organized into three main focus areas. These include:

  • Care of the person
  • Care of the environment
  • Grace and courtesy toward others

These focus areas introduce children to dressing fundamentals such as buttoning, tying shoes, zipping and snapping. Activities such as hand washing, doll washing, and manicuring of nails are also considered caring for the person. Exercises such as pouring, spooning, sweeping, cloth folding, dish washing, and taking care of animals and plants teach children care for the environment around them.

Practical life teaches children…

  • How to be independent
  • How to take care of themselves
  • How to care for their environment
  • Control of movement
  • Rules of the classroom
  • Grace & Courtesy- Manners & Respect

Practical life provides practice in…

  • Hand Eye coordination
  • Control of gross and fine motor skills
  • Developing coordination and control of movement
  • Social Interactions: manners, respect & good choices
A Special Place In My Heart
A Facebook testimonial from one of our parents
“This school holds a very special place in my heart. My son started here when he was 4, my daughter was just shy of 2 years old. We’ve been here 2 years now, and both of my kids have had amazing teachers and wonderful experiences! I feel confident when I drop them off in the morning that they are in amazing hands–the teachers and staff truly care about each child. The Montessori experience is such a wonderful foundation for learning. Awesome teachers, awesome owners and staff, awesome classrooms…just awesome all the way around!” – Britni S-W.

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