Practical Life

Upon admission to the Forest Drive Montessori our children are given the opportunity to develop important life skills which allow them greater freedom in the classroom; an opportunity to further develop their self-esteem; social skills; concentration and independence.

The activities are generally grouped into four areas of learning

Exercises for increasing mastery and co-ordination of movement, e.g. pouring, spooning, folding, opening bottles and walking on the line.

Exercises for the care of the environment, e.g. dusting, sweeping, cleaning.

Exercises for the care of self, e.g. polishing, tying shoes, fastening dressing devices.

Exercises of grace and courtesy, e.g. greeting people, saying please, excuse me, and thank you, blowing the nose, looking after others, and how to ask for help.