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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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Cloth Washing Activity

Cloth Washing Activity Set enables children to care for the laundry needs the old-fashioned way.

Set includes:

Two Vintage Basins, 9.5" diameter; 3.2" deep.

Tin Vintage Pitcher, 3.5" base x 7" high.

Tin Pail, 4.5" base x 5.5" high.

Cotton Cloth.

Cleaning Mitt.

Cotton Apron, 13" wide  x 14" long in front.

Two Plastic Baskets, 8½" x 5½" x 7" high.

Soap Dish.

Set of  Wood Doll Pins.

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1.09.04
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$79.00
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Hand Washing Activity

Hand Washing Activity Set includes cream color items for hand washing the old-fashioned way.

The whole set includes:

Tin Vintage Basin, 9.5" diameter; 3.2" deep.

Tin Vintage Pitcher, 3.5" base x 7" high.

Tin Pail, 4.5" base x 5.5" high.

Cotton Cloth.

Cleaning Mitt.

Cotton Apron, 13" wide x 14" long in front.

Soap Dish.

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1.09.05
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$52.00
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Hand Washing Table

This beech wood stand makes an ideal hand washing table.

The wooden rim keeps the bowl and pitcher where they belong.

A shelf underneath holds cleanup items and extra towels; hang aprons and towels on the side bars.

Hand Washing Activity Set is not included.

31" x 13.5" x 18" high.

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1.09.05A
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$370.00
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Table Washing Activity

Table Washing Activity Set enables children to learn how to wash furniture in the environment.

The whole set includes:

Stainless Steel Pitcher, 3" base x 3.5" high.

Stainless Steel Pail, 4" base x 5" high.

Stainless Steel Dish, 5" diameter; 2" deep.

3 Stainless Steel Dishes, 3" diameter.

Cleaning Mitt.

Natural Sponge.

Nail Brush.

Cotton Apron, 13" wide x 14" long in front.

Large Tray with Handles, 13" x 9"

SKU
1.09.06
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$46.00
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Wooden Ironing Board

Our solid wood foldable Ironing Board is specially designed for Primary and Toddler classrooms. The height varies between 18", 20" and 22". The length is 27". The width is 10".

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1.10.01
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$95.00
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Clothesline Stand

Hanging laundry on a clothesline is a irresistible activity!

Fun and easy for children to handle, this small stand is convenient for towels, cloths, socks, doll clothes, or wet artwork.

Our small beech wood clothesline stand measures:

63cm L x 26cm W x 56cm H.

You can  lower the height by using longer rope.

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1.10.04A
Price
$98.00
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Primary Lacing Beads

30 wooden beads in six vibrant colors and five distinct shapes combine with two extra-long laces for many activities.

Stringing the easily grasped beads promotes hand-eye coordination, fine motor, cognitive and visual perception skills.

Dimensions: 1.5" x 7.75" x 9.25"

Ages: 3+

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1.10.08
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$36.00
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Wooden Geo Board (Rubber Band Board)

Children will develop and refine small motor control as they stretch rubber bands to make shapes and patterns.

A classic choice for experimenting with geometric shapes, this board has 16 smooth wooden pegs.

Pegs without heads add challenge.

Includes 1.5 ounces (approximately 100) colorful in assorted sizes and thicknesses.

 Ages 4 and up.

SKU
1.10.09
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$46.00
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Braiding Board

Three pieces of colored cord are anchored to the top of a hardwood board 30 x 13 x 1.3cm

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1.11.02
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$26.00
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Wooden Lacing Bear Cub, 21x22cm

Small fingers get plenty of practice lacing this colorful wooden bear cub.
Children will develop the fine motor skills, sewing skills, and visual perception.
This beautiful lacing set includes 3 wooden pieces and one lace.
21 x 22 cm
Made in Belarus

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1.11.05
Price
$12.00
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Wooden Lacing Shoe

The most adorable wooden shoe for teaching children how to tie their shoelaces in a fun way!

Much larger than you think it will be!

L17 x W7 x H10.5 cm

6.5 x 2.5 x 4 inches

Made in Germany

Age 3+

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1.11.09
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$24.00
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Wooden Weaving Loom - Small

Learn the beautiful art of braiding with this wooden kit.


Each set contains one wooden loom, 4 colors of wool (white, black, green, and yellow), two needles of braidingand, and easy-to-follow instructions.

Made of beech wood.

22 x 19 cm

Made in Germany.

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1.12.01
Price
$27.00
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