Beading is used to develop manual dexterity, which is needed for writing (holding and controlling a pencil)
Practical life activities give children an understanding of their environment and how it works. They will also learn to enjoy keeping an environment beautiful for all to use. This work builds the child’s self-esteem, making him feel of value. In addition, practical life activities develop manual dexterity.
Practice life exercises are essential in Montessori Education and are also incorporated into daily activities (cleaning up after activities, cooking, pouring, gardening, sweeping and beading etc).
Grace and Courtesy: Teachers present lessons of Grace and Courtesy along with those of Practical Life exercises.
“Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.” - Dr. Maria Montessori