Everyday Living is the hallmark of the Children’s House Montessori education. The curriculum and activities are categorized by Body Management, Grace and Courtesy, Primary Movements of the Hand, Care of the Person, Care of the Environment, Gardening, Animal Care, and Food Preparation.
Through Body Management lessons, children learn to slow down and take the time to focus on their movements whether it is rolling a rug, carrying a tray, or opening and closing a door.
Grace and Courtesy teaches respect for others working in the classroom environment.
With Primary Movements of the Hand, there is sustained focus with hand-eye movements.
Care of the Person lessons such as dressing frames provide opportunities for children to practice buttoning, buckling, lacing, and more.
Care of the Environment activities discipline children to take responsibility for their environment by demonstrating power proper ways to maintain the classroom through cleaning up spills, floor moping, polishing, and many more upkeep routines.
Gardening is a great opportunity for children to learn about caring for the earth by planting seeds, repotting plants and flowers, and watering.
Similarly, Animal Care also introduces children to taking care of living creatures by feeding them and keeping their habitat clean.
Food Preparation gives children the chance and knowhow to make choices about what foods they would like to eat and how they can make their snacks.
The materials are arranged on the shelves from left to right, top to bottom, simple to more complex. Subsequently, the materials are assembled on the tray from left to right in the order that the child will use each object to complete the objective. This organization subconsciously teaches pre-reading skills. The child takes the initiative to acquire unique indirect aims that instill concentration, coordination, independence and order.