Practical Life


The practical life area is where the foundations are laid for further learning.  By using these materials the very young children develop concentration, coordination, independence, and a sense of order.  There are activities that enhance the pincher grip (This is essential for handwriting).

There are also activities that sequence from left to right.  (This is essential for reading and writing.)

Many other activities such as classification and matching are also important in math and science.  The child learns how to care for himself and his environment by buttoning, sewing, polishing, sweeping, and hammering.  The child is actively involved in the care of the plants and animals in the classroom.

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