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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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Small Melamine Tray

Small  Melamine Tray with Handles for a variety of Practical Life exercises.

Please specify colour: green, orange, white, or black.

Measures: 25 x 19 cm

 

SKU
1.05.12
Price
$7.00
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Quantity must be lower than or equal to 65
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Medium Melamine Tray

Medium Melamine Tray with Handles for a variety of Practical Life exercises. Please specify colour: yellow, pink, or black.

Measures: 30.5 x 23 cm

 

SKU
1.05.13
Price
$8.00
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Quantity must be lower than or equal to 50
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Large Plastic Tray – Red

Bright and sturdy red tray with handles.

Perfect for a variety of practical life activities, food preparation, or science experiments.

The tray is made of polypropylene (PP) plastic. It is PVC and BPA-free.

15" x 10.5"; 1" deep.

SKU
1.05.14
Price
$12.00
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Quantity must be lower than or equal to 18
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Large Plastic Tray – Blue

Bright and sturdy blue tray with handles.

Perfect for a variety of practical life activities, food preparation, or science experiments.

The tray is made of polypropylene (PP) plastic. It is PVC and BPA-free.

15" x 10.5"; 1" deep.

SKU
1.05.15
Price
$12.00
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Quantity must be lower than or equal to 1
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Large Plastic Tray – Yellow

Bright and sturdy yellow tray with handles.

Perfect for a variety of practical life activities, food preparation, or science experiments.

The tray is made of polypropylene (PP) plastic. It is PVC and BPA-free.

15" x 10.5"; 1" deep.

SKU
1.05.16
Price
$12.00
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Quantity must be lower than or equal to 4