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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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Teaching Pencil/Pen - Left Handed

Our Teaching Pencil/Pen is a newly invented simple device, which allows children to learn how to grip a pencil properly during the process of writing. With the help of this device it will be easy and comfortable for children to grip a pencil, and at the same time improper grip is excluded. We don’t need to explain to a child how each finger must be positioned and what the angle between the child’s hand and the table must be. Pencil included.

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1.03.01L
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$6.00
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Teaching Pencil/Pen - Right Handed

Our Teaching Pencil/Pen is a newly invented simple device, which allows children to learn how to grip a pencil properly during the process of writing. With the help of this device it will be easy and comfortable for children to grip a pencil, and at the same time improper grip is excluded. We don’t need to explain to a child how each finger must be positioned and what the angle between the child’s hand and the table must be. Pencil included.

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1.03.01R
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Teaching Spoon

It is very important to teach a child to grip a spoon properly. Our skill trainer can do it easily in the form of a game. Teaching Spoon is constructed so that with its help it is comfortable to grip a spoon only in correct position. Skills that children get while using our skill trainer are acquired subconsciously. Made of medical PVC. Plastic spoon included.

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1.03.02
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$5.00
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Teaching Chopsticks

What a fun way to learn how to properly hold chopsticks! With the help of our skill trainer, anyone will be able to use chopsticks even if visiting an eastern cuisine restaurant for the first time. Our skill trainer provides correct positioning of the fingers when Gripping chopsticks. Chopsticks included.

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1.03.03
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$7.00
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Wooden Sorting Tray with Circle Compartments

A wooden  tray to sort all kinds of things from within the environment.

Good for practice of the fine motor skills, color discrimination, and sorting.

Comes complete with 40 painted wooden 1.5 cm counters:

10 red, 10 blue, 10 yellow, and 10 green.

Tray Dimensions: 25 cm x 19 cm x 1.2 cm

Large Compartment: 12 cm x 9.5 cm

Small Compartments: D 5 cm each

 

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1.04.04
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$26.00
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Medium Wooden Tray

This medium beechwood tray measures 38.5 x 26 x  5.5 cm.

For a variety of practical life exercises.

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1.05.02A
Price
$22.00
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