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PRACTICAL LIFE

PRACTICAL LIFE

The first learning materials that the child is likely to encounter in the Montessori classroom are those that make up the Montessori practical life curriculum. The young child enters the Children’s House which reflects an extension of home with some of the same kinds of activities which are typically human.
Practical Life Activities strengthen and develop a characteristically human foundation to the personality, of co-ordination of movement (unity of thought, will, action). They are most important to the whole development of the child.
These are activities that involve pouring different materials, using utensils such as scissors, tongs and tweezers, cleaning and polishing, preparing snacks, laying the table and washing dishes, arranging flowers, gardening, doing up and undoing clothes fastenings, and so on. 
Their aims, in addition to developing the child’s skills for independent living (“Help me to do it by myself”), are to build up the child’s gross and fine motor control and eye-hand co-ordination, to introduce them to the cycle of selecting, initiating, completing and tidying up an activity, and to introduce the rules for functioning in the social setting of the Montessori classroom.
 

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Dressing Frames Stand for 6 Frames

Our Dressing Frames Stand is designed to hold 6 dressing frames.

Can be kept free standing. Helps in organizing the Montessori environment. 

Made of high quality natural wood. 

Dimensions: 33 x 17 x 31 cm.

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1.01A
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$65.00
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Dressing Frames Stand for 12 Frames. Fames not included.

Our beautiful wooden Dressing Frames Stand is designed to hold 12 Ddressing Frames

Designed to occupy minimum floor space while allowing the child easy access to the 12 Dressing Frames.

Frames not included.

Made of high quality beechwood. 

Dimensions: 100 x 30 x 30 cm (39 x 12 x 12 inches).

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1.01C
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$168.00
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Large Wooden Tongs

Our large beech wood tongs are perfect for picking up small objects such as pom-poms, cotton balls, or ice balls. Create a transferring activity with these easy-to-grasp wooden tongs. 10" long, 1" wide

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1.02
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$23.00
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Jumbo Tweezers, Set of 12

These colourful tweezers are just the right size for little hands. Each features ergonomic depressions to guide a proper pincer–grasp grip. 6 assorted colours—red, blue, green, yellow, orange and purple. • Children use the tweezers to pick up and any small objects • Support early science explorations with true tweezer action • Tweezers measure 6"L and store in the handy resealable bucket

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1.02.01
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$25.00
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Gator Grabber Tweezers, Set of 12

• 12 Adorable plastic tweezers in 6 colors—red, blue, green, yellow, orange and purple • Measure 4”L and store in a resealable bucket with handle

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1.02.02
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$25.00
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Handy Scoopers - Set of 4

Scoop up fine motor skills and practice the motions needed for scissor cutting.

Feature translucent scoops and easy-grip handles.

Holes in scoops allow for catch-and-release. Set of 4

Scoopers measue 6"L.

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1.02.03
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$25.00
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Twisty Droppers

A fun twist on fine motor development.

Irresistible eyedroppers build little hand muscles.

Squeeze the bulb to experience cause and effect, conduct early science experiments and play at the water table too!

Set of 4.

Droppers measure 6"L.

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1.02.04
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$29.00
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Tri-Grip Tongs

  • STRENGTHEN pencil grip skills without the need for a pencil!
  • BUILD hand muscles and fine motor skills with these 3-prong tongs' intuitive grip!
  • SET of six tongs is ready for play in the home or classroom!
  • STORE your tongs in the reusable plastic bin!
  • AGES 3-6
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1.02.05
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$28.00
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Nuts and Bolts Set

Designed to aid the development of eye-hand coordination, and teach a practical skill.

The beechwood board contains 7 Nuts & Bolts in 7 different diameters.

Board measures 30 x 8 x 6.5 cm

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1.02.06
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$37.00
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Nuts and Bolts Set on a Bench

A wooden bench featuring three metal bolts with different diameters.

 Screwing a nut onto a bolt takes practice and patience, but children truly love this activity. 

Designed to aid the development of eye-hand coordination, and teach a practical skill.

The bench is made of high quality beech wood.

 

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1.02.07
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$39.00
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Bolts on a Bench

Designed to aid the development of eye-hand coordination, and teach a practical skill.

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1.02.07A
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$39.50
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Screw Activity Boards – Set of 3

Pick your favorite model among those 3 boards to make children improve their motor skills.

 Each board has arrives with a different tool; a screwdriver, a hex key or a nut driver.

 The easiest of the three boards it the Hex Board, because the driver covers the hex bolt head and will not slip

 Children will be able to enhance coordination of movement, eye-hand coordination and learn a practical skill.

Each board measure: 27.5 cm x 11.5 cm x 3cm, 11 x 4.4 x 1 inches

Material: beech wood.

Age: 3+

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1.02.08
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$89.00
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