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What is Practical Life?

Children stirring, serving food, pouring milk, and using a sweeper and dustpan.

Montessori Practical Life activities can include caring for ourselves, cooking, serving food, pouring drinks, cleaning a spill, washing a window, cleaning a table, polishing a mirror, dusting, sweeping, mopping, arranging fresh flowers, planting, watering plants, raking, shoveling, cleaning yard waste, and so on.