Practical life is a term used to describe the purposeful activities that children are taught in school about real life
work. One of the benefits of teaching practical life skills to children early enough is not just to get them to help with chores, but for them to have better understanding and appreciation of the value of what goes into taking
care of a home. By engaging in these activities, they learn responsibility and become independent and useful to their
parents and the society.
Dr. Maria Montessori said, “Any child who is self-sufficient, who can tie his shoes, dress or undress himself, reflects in his joy and sense of achievement, the image of human dignity, which is derived from a sense of independence.”
Allowing children to gain independence and self-discipline is the purpose of the Practical Life activities in the Montessori