Practical Life Activities involve tasks children do in their daily lives e.g. pouring, scooping, dressing, washing and sweeping, etc. They learn to work at a task from beginning to end. Besides fine motor skills, these exercises help to develop self-discipline, confidence and concentration.
Sensorial materials invite children to touch, to think and to experience. Children develop cognitively by touching, seeing, smelling, tasting, listening, and exploring the physical properties of their environment through the use of specially designed materials.
These materials have built-in feedback to show when errors have been made, allowing children to be more independent in their learning.
The Mathematics materials help children build strong mathematical foundation by allowing them to work with concrete materials such as numbers rods and golden beads, etc. They prepare children for the gradual transition to abstract thinking.
A sound language foundation is vital. The Montessori environment provides rich and precise language development, using phonics and sandpaper letters to teach children how to read and write.
Cultural activities include fun and meaningful projects which allow children to explore and discover the world around them through science, geography and history. Activities include identifying continents, countries, oceans, places, people, animals, plants, etc.