Everyday life skills are part of the practical life component

PRACTICAL LIFE EXPERIENCE

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.)

Practical life exercises are exercises so the child can learn how to do living activities in a purposeful way

Practical life skills are exercises so that the child can learn how to do living activities in a purposeful way

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.

The natural engagement sparks further, ongoing interest