Even though Practical Life lessons help the child develop a particular skill, they also help the child develop concentration and independence. These lessons prepare the child for life.
The very specialized Montessori materials are used during the child’s “sensitive period” for effortless learning and absorption of language. Each child is free to explore and create self-expression.
The Montessori materials and lessons isolate and teach one skill at a time to help the child with order and create a sensory impression. These manipulative materials utilize all of the senses and create a life-long love of learning.
In the geography area of learning children will be introduced to beautiful materials. Soon the children are using extensions of those same materials that they can create with the art materials that are available to them.
These materials provide the child with opportunities to guide the child to connect with his world and indirect lessons for care and self- control. These areas of learning provide great interest and creativity.
The essential thing is for the task to arouse such an interest that it engages the child's whole personality...