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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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Kids Leaf Rake

Hurray, the fall is here! And a lot of leaves.

Little helpers will love the gardening when they can use this sturdy rake.

Pink, blue or green color of your choice.

Wooden/metal Kids Leaf Rake measures 39 inches/99 cm.

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1.20.04
Price
$18.00
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Gardening Tote with Garden Tools and Metal Watering Can

With this complete kit, the perfect gardener, he's having fun, imitate you, or to help you while you take care of the garden !

The Gardening Tote with Garden Tools for kids  includes: the heavy cotton tote (8" x 6"; 7" high), metal watering can, and three scaled-down garden tools for kids with metal heads and wooden handles. 

Dimensions: Metal watering can (4" high), spade (8"), gardening rake (6"), and trowel (8½").

Ages 3+.

 

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1.20.05
Price
$42.00
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Garden Tools Set

Three-piece garden set for children, in an adorable design: 
anyone equipped with two shovels and a rake can help diligently on the balcony or in the garden in spring and summer. With wooden handle and no sharp edges.

Age recommendation: 3+

Material: Wood, metal

Number of Parts: 3

Measurement: 8 inches (20.5 cm).

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1.20.05A
Price
$26.00
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Watering Plants Activity

The set includes: small watering can, porcelain dish, natural sponge and basket.

Watering can measures 3" overall; 3" high. 

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1.20.06
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$26.00
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Category Sorting

Children build classification, language, and thinking skills as they sort these 50 realistic objects into 10 categories: animals, people, toys, food, things to wear, baby items, vehicles, tools, musical instruments, and eating utensils.

Includes sorting tubs, sturdy plastic basket, detailed Teaching Notes, and storage containers.

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1.24
Price
$94.00
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Size Sort

Here is a wonderful collection of 30 charming objects, each in three sizes, with three felt sorting mats, plus labels that are the same width as each mat.

Children sort the objects and place them on the appropriate mats to practice size discrimination, then match labels to the mats to associate printed words with size terminology.

Extensive Teaching Notes focus on key sorting and language concepts, and help with different ability levels. Includes storage basket and laminated word cards.

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1.25
Price
$78.00
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