CONCENTRATION, COORDINATION, ORDER, INDEPENDENCE
The Practical Life area provides an opportunity for the child to use familiar and everyday activities that allow for meaningful and productive work such as pouring, scooping, sweeping, hand washing etc. By engaging with these materials in an organized, purposeful way, the child builds their concentration, coordination, independence, and order. Practical Life activities also serve to refine gross and fine motor movements and hand‐eye coordination. Many of these materials require precise, controlled hand movements, strengthening the muscles used for handwriting. These learned skills provide the child with the necessary building blocks for concurrent and future learning in Math, Language, and Cultural Studies.