Everyday Living activities are the first place into the Montessori learning environment. When new children come into the classroom that is shown to them as a strange environment, the everyday living area comforts the children with familiar objects that they can see at home. Everyday Living activities help children adjust themselves into new environment easily without hesitation and provide less stress to master the task and also serves as indirect preparation for Sensorial, Language and Math. This preparation includes the development of work ethic, moving from left to right and top to bottom (a pattern for writing and reading) the refinement of fine motor skills as well as the ability to follow a logical sequence of steps with order and precision. The activities provide opportunities for children to develop their order, concentration, independence, and coordination that are fundamental skills of their future learning success.
“He does it with his hands, by experience, first in play and then through work. The hands are the instruments of man’s intelligence”. (The Absorbent Mind)