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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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Knitting Mushroom

Anyone can learn to knit! Our beautiful 10.5 cm wooden mushroom with four hooks comes with 10 cm wooden needle and a thread. Made in Germany.

You can watch how to do French Knitting here:

https://youtu.be/p-mH-3zB84k

https://youtu.be/n7lv4uXbBco

 

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1.12.02
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$7.00
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Wooden Knitting Fork (Lucet)

Lucet is a tool used in cordmaking or braiding which is believed to date back to the Viking and Medieval periods, when it was used to create cords that were used on clothing, or to hang items from the belt.

Lucet cord is formed by a series of loop like knots, and therefore will not unravel if cut.

Our Lucet is wooden, brightly painted and comes with 4 different coloured threads to get you started, perfect for entry level handicraft and for making the ever popular friendship bracelets!

Height: 11.5cm

In this tutorial you will learn the basic techniques needed to create a cord using a lucet:

https://youtu.be/-IzZnNaL8Mo

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1.12.03
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$8.00
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Weaving Loom – Round

For all of you who like fiber craft!

This weaving frame promotes creativity, persistence and fine motor skills.

Measures: 7 inches (18 cm) in diameter.

6+

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1.12.04
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$20.00
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Wooden Weaving Animals – Set of 3

Weaving animal sweaters requires skill and creativity.

The cute animals expect the young fashion designers to go to work with great enthusiasm.

Material: wood and wool.

Each tablet measures 6.5 x 4.5 x 0.3 inches (16 x 12 x 0.5 cm)

3+

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1.12.05
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$18.00
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Wooden Braiding Disc

Braiding disc, a creative activity kit for making Brazilian bracelets or friendship bracelets, but also original laces, headbands, a cord for grandmother's glasses.


This braiding disc does not take up space and can be used everywhere, for example during car journeys, train journeys, etc. because it does not require dangerous needles.


This creative leisure kit includes a wooden braiding disc and 7 threads of different colors.


Diameter: 7 cm.

Made in Europe.

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1.12.07
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$9.00
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Fish Board for Toothpick Work

Children will develop and refine small motor control by putting colorful toothpicks in this wooden fish skeleton!

Beautiful beech wood board measures 23 x 6 x 8 (H) cm.

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1.12.08
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$59.00
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Hammer & Nail Set - Large

A creative design activity which is excellent for developing hand/eye co-ordination and fine motor skills.

Consists of 102 pieces including a cork board, hammer, tacks and loads of different brightly colored shapes.

Cork board measures 12 x 8.5 inches.

Age: 3+

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1.14.02
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$54.00
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Hammer & Nail Set -118 pieces

A creative design activity which is excellent for developing hand/eye co-ordination and fine motor skills. 

Consists of 118 pieces including a cork board, hammer, tacks and loads of different brightly coloured shapes.

Cork board measures 20 x 20cm

Age: 3+

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1.14.03
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$43.00
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Red Metal Kid Wheelbarrow

This wonderfully classic red metal kid wheelbarrow has yellow rubber hand grips for comfort. High quality!

A scaled down version to make it the perfect size for a child.


Assembly required.

Size: 74 x 31 x 33cm

2+

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1.20.01
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$149.00
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Planting Seeds Activity

Planting Seeds Montessori Activity Set includes:

- Small Wooden Tray with Cutout Handles (10 x 8 x 1.5 inches). 

-  Medium Wooden Tray with Cutout Handles (13.5 x 9.5 x 1.5 inches).

- Double Layer Drainer Tray (16 x 9 inches).

 - Houseplant Garden Tools for Kids with Metal Heads: rake (6.5”), wide spade (8”), and narrow spade (8”). You can use them for this Planting Seeds Activity, or for aerating soil to reach small spaces in your flower pots.
-    4 Clay Pots (2 x 2 inches).
-    2 Clear Round Plastic Jars with Lids.

- Large Plastic Container with Lid.

Montessori Practical Life, Practical Life Activities, Garden Tools for Kids, Gardening Rake, Montessori Classroom, Montessori School.
 

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1.20.02
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$75.00
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Kids Shovel

Wooden/metal kids shovel - durable and functional!

Green, blue or pink color of your choice.

Measures 34.6 inches (88 cm) long.

Garden tools for kids, Kids metal shovel, Montessori activities.

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1.20.02A
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$18.00
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