We've put together complete activity setups for some of the Practical Life exercises found in Montessori Toddler and Casa Classrooms.
Many of these setups include a tray to keep all the materials organized while on the shelf. When the child wants to do the activity, they simply need to carry the tray to the table and they have everything they need.
The ultimate goal of each of these exercises is to develop independence. They allow the child to practice and learn how to use various tools. For example: Pouring from jug to jug teaches children how to pour themselves a drink, tonging papoose balls back and forth teaches them how to serve themselves food and so on.
Learning practical life skills at a young age helps children to learn that they are capable. Through these activities, they learn the importance of taking care of themselves and their environment and instills in them a sense of responsibility.
For more information on the benefits of Practical Life exercises, click here.