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Practical Life Skills

The Montessori method teaches early-education students practical life skills. How can teachers in the developing world utilize everyday life materials and exercises to help children develop coordination and learn how to take care of themselves, others and their environment?

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Sometimes we overlook the materials we use everyday as potential teaching tools. In Montessori preschools, students learn practical life skills, using everything from kitchen cups and pitchers to nuts and bolts to help children learn basic coordination.

Who would implement this?

  • A local entrepreneur or small organization
  • NGOs and Foundations


Using tools already available and being used in the local community would address the need for extreme affordability.

Distribution & Delivery

Could families send students to school with "learning kits" of tools from the home?


Could parents or guardians come is as guest speakers to teach students practical life skills?

Local Need. Enterprising Schools has identified key areas of need for Affordable Private Schools. What local learning need(s) does this concept address?

  • Other

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