Lesson 3
Practical Life Exercises

Scooping and Transferring

One of the first things you might notice as you progress in these practices with your child is their increased ability to function independently. Montessori encourages children to be able to do what may seem to adults as very basic tasks, but actions such as pouring their own water, buttoning their clothes, serving and feeding themselves food actually helps children to master complex motor tasks. Allowing a child to practice these tasks without interference is essential for their physical, social and emotional development. These tasks make up a part of Montessori Curriculum known as “Practical Life Exercises”.  

You Will Learn 

To teach your child how to transfer with a spoon
To develop your child’s eye-hand coordination
To develop your child’s independence 
To develop your child’s fine motor skills and pincer grip