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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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Traditional Sweeping Set

Traditional Sweeping Set - one metal dustpan, and one natural hair brush with wooden handle.Blue or red color.

The curved dustpan lip fits securely against the floor, so sweepings will go into the pan.

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1.07.08
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$18.00
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Floor Sweeping Set with Wooden Handle

Floor Sweeping Set with Wooden Handle includes:

- blue plastic dustpan

- brush with wooden handle - synthetic bristles

- broom with wooden handle - synthetic bristles, 53 cm

SKU
1.07.09
Price
$22.00
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Dust, Sweep & Mop Set with Wooden Stand

This six-piece set gives children all the housekeeping tools they need to keep it clean.

Sized just for kids and built to last, the broom, mop, duster, dust pan, and hand brush are comfortable to use and easy to store - just hang them from the sturdy cords onto the included stand for neat, compact storage.

The dust pan can also snap onto any of the handles.

Natural wood handles add durability and a classic look. 28" x 4.5" x 11"

Ages 3-6

SKU
1.07.10
Price
$84.00
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Practical Life Stand

Beech wood stand with 9 wooden pegs and a small shelf for sorting brushes, brooms and aprons.

Accessories not included.

28 x 31 x 3 inches.

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1.07.12
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$96.00
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Window Washing Set

Window Washing Activity is one of the favorite Practical Life activities in the Montessori classroom!

Encourage young children to embrace the joy of cleaning windows and mirrors without the need for external rewards – the sheer satisfaction of achieving sparkling surfaces is motivation enough!

Our Window Washing Set comes with all the necessary tools and offers an opportunity to develop valuable skills.

Demonstrate to children how to use the 6-inch spray bottle effectively, guiding them on where to direct the spray.

The yellow acrylic squeegee, with its 6-inch by 5½-inch rubber blade, presents an additional challenge to master.

SKU
1.07.13
Price
$28.00
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Egg Slicing/Peeling Activity Set

Egg Slicing/Peeling Activity Set includes:
Egg Slicer, Stainless Steel Tongs (4.75” long), Small Porcelain Bowl for the Egg Shells (2.5” in diameter), Medium Porcelain Bowl for Sliced Eggs (3.5” in diameter), Large Porcelain Bowl with Handles (5.5” in diameter), Wooden Cutting Board (8”x 5”), Six Egg Holder, Small Sponge for clean up, Large Size Tray with Handles (14”x 9.5”).
PRESENTATION:
1.    Show the child how to carry the tray to the table.
2.    Place 2-6 hard boiled eggs into the Large Porcelain Bowl with Handles (5.5” in diameter). Walk slowly with the bowl full of eggs!
3.    Bring the bowl back to the tray.
4.    Take one egg and peel it. It is up to you how you decide to peel the egg!

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1.07.13A
Price
$35.00
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Banana Slicing Activity

Children love serving sliced bananas to their friends!

Banana Slicing Activity Set includes:

Stainless steel tongs, 4.75” long.

Large glass bowl with handles, 9” x 4.5”.

Large porcelain bowl with handles, 5.5” x 4.5”

Medium porcelain bowl, 3.5” in diameter.

Wooden cutting board 8”x 5”.

Small knife with wooden handle, 5”L.

Small sponge.

Large size tray with handles, 14” x 9.5”.

SKU
1.07.13B
Price
$32.00
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Juice Squeezing Activity

Show children how to squeeze juice and carefully pour into a glass for themselves or a friend.
The Juicer also works for lemons and limes.

The whole set includes:

Plastic Juicer,

Large glass bowl (4” in diameter),

Handle-less glass creamer (3" base x 7" deep),

Small glass (1.5" base x 2.25" deep),

Sponge,

Large size tray with handles (14”x 9.5”).

 

SKU
1.07.14A
Price
$19.00
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Apple Serving Activity

Apple Serving/Slicing Montessori Activity is one of the favorite practical life activities during the entire year. You can choose an apple of any color – red, green or yellow, and it will look great on a white background.

Apple Serving/ Slicing Activity Set includes: 
Stainless Steel Apple Slicer, Stainless Steel Tongs (4.75” long), Small Porcelain Bowl (3”x3”), Medium Porcelain Bowl (3.5” in diameter), Medium Porcelain Bowl (5”x3.5”), Beech Wood Cutting Board (8”x 5”), Large Glass Dish (6” in diameter, and Large Size Tray with Handles (14”x 9.5”).

Apple Serving Activity, Apple Slicer, Montessori Practical Life, Practical Life Activities.

SKU
1.07.14B
Price
$35.00
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