Montessori Inspired Practical Life Activities for Preschoolers and Toddlers

Updated: Feb 21, 2021

Fingers crossed today was the last day of -25C windchill. At these temperatures, no matter what my kids are wearing (3 years and 15 months), they get cold (and I get cold). If there is no wind and it is sunny, we still go out, but today we opted for (hopefully) our last inside day for awhile.

We started the day with books, but since I have recently had pretty serious dental work, my reading aloud time today was limited. So, we turned to productivity and decided to focus on "practical life." It always amazes me how both kids love this kind of work. They were quite happy (mostly) for the rest of the afternoon and we now have a (fairly) clean house!

The importance of practical life in the words of Maria Montessori: