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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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Pouring Water Activities with Two Clear Pitchers Set

This exercise presents pouring water or grain from one small pitcher to another pitcher of the same size.

Rice or water can be colored.

Grasping a handle and pouring water or grains helps children develop fine motor control.

This set includes:

- Medium size tray with handles (12”x 8”).

- Two small-size clear glass pitchers with handles; 2.25" base x 2.75" deep.

- Sponge.

 

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1.07.04A
Price
$20.70
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Pouring Water with Funnel

Once children have mastered the basics, give them many opportunities to refine their skills in new ways.

Pouring water with funnel set includes:

medium size tray (12”x 9”),

tall glass creamer (2.75" base x 4.75" deep),

glass decanter (3" base x 7" deep),

and a small stainless steel funnel (2.25" x 2.25" deep).

SKU
1.07.04B
Price
$19.80
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Pouring Water Variation

Once children have mastered the basics, give them many opportunities to refine their skills in new ways.

 This exercise presents pouring from one glass to three different glasses.

Pouring Water Variation Set includes: medium size tray (12”x 9”),

Glass Beaker Set - 4 Sizes: 25ml, 50ml, 100ml, and 150ml.

SKU
1.07.04C
Price
$19.80
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Pouring Water Activities with Two Small Porcelain Creamers

Grasping a handle and pouring water or grains helps children develop fine motor control.

This set includes:

-Small-size plastic tray 10 x 7.5 inches (25cm x 19 cm)

-Two small porcelain creamers with handles 2 x 2.5 inches (5 cm base x 5.5 cm high)

-Sponge

 

SKU
1.07.05
Price
$20.70
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Pouring Water Activities with Two Handless Pitchers

Once children have mastered the basics, give them many opportunities to refine their skills in new ways.

This exercise presents pouring from one handless pitcher to another handless pitcher.

The whole set includes:

Medium size tray (10”x 7.5”)

2 glass handless pitchers (4”x 2”)

Sponge

SKU
1.07.05B
Price
$20.70
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Pouring Set with Two Stainless Steel Creamers

Grasping a handle and pouring water or grains helps children develop fine motor control.

The set includes:

  • Small plastic tray (10 x 7.5 inches).
  • Two small stainless steel creamers with handles (2 inches base x 2.5 inches H)
  • Sponge
SKU
1.07.06A
Price
$20.70
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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.

SKU
1.07.08
Price
$16.20
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