Children learn daily-life skills, such as how to get dressed, pour a liquid with controlled movements, transfer objects from one container to the other using different tools that work with a different muscle in their hand. Practical Life activities promote independence, build focus, improve attention spans, develop hand-eye coordination, and work with fine- and gross-motor skills.
In our Primary Montessori classroom, highly trained teachers create a customized environment to promote “hands-on” learning.
In a prepared classroom, children work with specially designed manipulative materials that invite exploration and engage the senses in the process of learning.
All the activities in our classroom promote meaningful and challenging work at a child’s own interest and ability level. The approach through child-direction keeps a child motivated, helps build focus, and encourages responsibility.
Our usual workday typically has 2+ hours of work time. This gives a child ample time to work at his/her own pace. A Montessori work cycle involves the selection of activity, working on it for as long it keeps their interest alive, cleaning up the activity and returning it to the shelf, and making another work choice. This cycle lets the child direct what he/she wants to work with and in turn facilitates the development of coordination, concentration, and independence.
Playful Platos is a family-owned Montessori and Childcare facility. Where each day we strive to provide a healthy & safe learning environment for all the children in our care.
44675 Cape Ct #189
info (at) PlayfulPlatos.com
- Monday-Friday: 6:30AM – 6:30PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
- We do not follow LCPS Holiday Schedule