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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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Color Sorting with Small Tongs

Help children refine their fine motor skills and develop the pincher grip by having them transfer pom-poms with tongs and sort them by colors.

The whole set includes:

Medium size tray (10”x 7.5”), pom-poms to transfer, 1 ceramic dish with 3 compartments, and one pair of our tongs, 4.5 x 1 inches.

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1.06.16A
Price
$19.00
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Birds in a Nest Sorting Set

Momma and baby birds help young learners practice counting, sorting and colors in an interactive and engaging way.

The bowls stack, and the momma birds can be used as finger puppets.

Little learners will love matching birds and nests by color.

This deluxe set comes with 36 pieces! Set includes 24 baby birds in 6 colors, 6 momma birds, 6 color nests, and an Activity Guide.

Birds come in two sizes and six vibrant colors (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple), so they're easy to sort, match, and count.

Nests measure 4'L x 1'H; birds measure 1'H (baby) and 1 3/4 'H (momma).

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1.06.16B
Price
$42.00
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Dropper Activities Set

This preliminary exercise is a chance to perfect an isolated skill.

Before children approach more complex activities, they must first master the basics.

Later, children will use droppers for polishing, color mixing, and science activities.

The whole set includes:

 2 glass bowls (2.75” in diameter), small size tray (10”x 7”), and a 3.5”glass dropper.

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1.06.17
Price
$18.00
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Color Mixing Activity Set

This outstanding  activity set gives children hands-on experience using the three primary colors to create secondary colors.

Large white plastic tray, 3 clear glass bottles with eye droppers, 3 small glass bowls, and 1 large glass bowl.

Food coloring not included.
An enjoyable hands-on activity involves utilizing the three fundamental colors to produce secondary colors.

 

Pre-fill bottles with solutions of red, blue, and yellow food coloring mixed with water. Children can drop one dropperful of red and one dropperful of yellow into a small bowl, witnessing the magical creation of orange. Repeat the process with blue and yellow to form green, and with red and blue to yield violet.

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1.06.17A
Price
$24.00
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Sorting with Small Beads

This preliminary exercise, sorting by color, is a chance to perfect an isolated skill.

Before children approach more complex activities, they must first master the basics.

The whole set includes:

One square ceramic dish (2.75”x 2.75”), one 3-compartment dish (6”x 2.5”), six ceramic beads, and a small size tray (10”x 7”).

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1.06.18
Price
$17.00
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Locks and Keys with Wooden Tray

It is a perfect way to refine motor skills. Practical Life Locks and Keys Activity allows children to be focused on a task, and learning how to lock will help them a lot in daily life.

Children will discover the Control of Error Montessori principle, which means that they'll be able to correct themselves if they don't match the right key to the right lock.

The set includes:

Beechwood tray (9.5 x 7.5 x 1.5 inches) and 4 different locks with keys.

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1.06.19
Price
$32.00
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Key Matching Game

18 keys fit into 18 tiles! But you have to look closely because each pair only occurs once. Maybe the colored markings will help.

Age recommendation: 3+
Material: Wood, material.
Measurement: 2 x 2 inches.

Made in Europe.

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1.06.19A
Price
$29.00
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Opening & Closing Activity – Set 1

Five attractive purses provide a variety of challenges.
Each has a different closure, such as a drawstring, a zipper, or a snap.
Small willow basket is included.
 

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1.06.20
Price
$28.00
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Squeezing a Sponge Activity

This activity helps children learn about concepts like wet, dry, full, and empty by demonstrating how sponges absorb and release water.

 

It encourages observational and hands-on learning, fostering coordination and hand strength for better preparation for writing.

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1.06.26
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$29.00
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Spooning Set

This set includes:

  • Small-size plastic tray 9.8  x 7.5 inches
  • Two small porcelain dishes 4.5D x 2.5H inches
  • Porcelain spoon
SKU
1.07.03
Price
$21.00
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