The Large Button Frame is part of the Practical Life area of the Montessori classroom. These activities are the first activities a child is introduced to when they begin their Montessori education. These activities - pouring, sweeping, hanging clothes on a hook, setting out a place setting and many more - allow the child to try doing the things they see the adults around them doing. These activities fall into three categories. The Dressing Frames fall into the category of Care of Oneself or Self Development. The purpose of the Button Frame is to help the child develop co-ordination and independence.