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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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Blue Apron

Sturdy polyester fabric aprons work well with different Practical Life activities. Velcro-tabbed, front-fastening style. Children can put this apron on and take it off independently. 20" long in front, 10" in back, 12½ - 17" wide. Perfect size for children ages 3-6. Machine wash; hang to dry.

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1.06.01
Price
$19.00
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Green Apron

Sturdy polyester fabric aprons work well with different Practical Life activities. Velcro-tabbed, front-fastening style. Children can put this apron on and take it off independently. 20" long in front, 10" in back, 12½ - 17" wide. Perfect size for children ages 3-6. Machine wash; hang to dry.

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1.06.02
Price
$19.00
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Red Apron

Sturdy polyester fabric aprons work well with different Practical Life activities. Velcro-tabbed, front-fastening style. Children can put this apron on and take it off independently. 20" long in front, 10" in back, 12½ - 17" wide. Perfect size for children ages 3-6. Machine wash; hang to dry.

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1.06.03
Price
$19.00
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Yellow Apron

Sturdy polyester fabric aprons work well with different Practical Life activities. Velcro-tabbed, front-fastening style. Children can put this apron on and take it off independently. 20" long in front, 10" in back, 12½ - 17" wide. Perfect size for children ages 3-6. Machine wash; hang to dry.

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1.06.04
Price
$19.00
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Orange Apron

Sturdy polyester fabric aprons work well with different Practical Life activities. Velcro-tabbed, front-fastening style. Children can put this apron on and take it off independently. 20" long in front, 10" in back, 12½ - 17" wide. Perfect size for children ages 3-6. Machine wash; hang to dry.

SKU
1.06.05
Price
$19.00
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Toddler Apron

Our soft vinyl apron provides protection in any water activity. Velcro-tabed, front-fastening style. Blue colour only. Waterproof. Designed to last for years.

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1.06.08
Price
$22.00
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Toddler Apron

This violet apron is designed for young children, and is easy for them to put on. It slips over a child's head and closes in front with a Velcro tab belt.

The soft fabric has a waterproof backing to ensure that the child's clothing remains dry and protected during water or art activities.

To clean the apron, you can machine wash it in cold water. After washing, it's recommended to hang it to dry.

The apron is designed to fit children ages 1 to 3. It measures 18" long in the front, 10" in the back, and is 13" wide.
 

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1.06.08A
Price
$10.00
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Apron

Lovely dotted apron for children ages 3+

Material: Fabric

Measurement: 19. 5 x 20.7 inches (49.5 x 52.5 cm).

SKU
1.06.09
Price
$18.00
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Folding Activity Set

These cloths give children a chance to practice folding, gain confidence, and then apply folding skills to putting away towels and cloths. Blue cloths are stitched in a contrasting color along the folding lines.

Each set includes 5 cloths: four cloths, each with a different stitched folding pattern, and one extra cloth without lines.

Crease-resistant cloths are 10¼" square (26x26cm) with serged edges.

The lightweight  hardwood tray measures 11¼" square outside (28x28cm).

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1.06.10
Price
$48.00
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Sorting With Small Beads And Tongs

Help children refine their fine motor skills and develop their pincher grip by having them transfer items from one dish to another with tongs.

The whole set includes:

 2 ceramic bowls, one pair of small stainless steel tongs, medium size tray, and beads to transfer.

SKU
1.06.15
Price
$21.00
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