Practical life exercises develop skills in caring for oneself, for others, and for the environment. The activities include many of the task’s children see as part of the daily routine in their homes as well as lessons on social etiquette. The primary purpose here is to aid the child in their coordination, independence, concentration, and focus.
Sensorial exercises promote the development of the senses. Children develop cognitive skills by learning to order and classify Montessori materials through touch, sight, taste, smell, and listening.
Language exercises develop the ability to analyze sounds in a word which prepare the hand for writing and develop written and verbal expression. This lays a foundation in phonetic skills to prepare the child for “total” reading, exploration of grammar concepts, creative writing, and basic research.
Montessori math activities help children learn and understand abstract mathematical concepts through the use of concrete and manipulative materials. Children gain a solid foundation in mathematical principles, preparing them for abstract reasoning, and helping them to develop problem solving skills.
The goal of this area is to enable children to understand the world in its formation, the present geographical context and the lives of other cultures. This area offers geography, history, botany, zoology and human values materials. Children will enjoy discovering their world using language, sensorial and mathematical skills.