Practical Life

The Practical Life materials teach students care for themselves and their environment. In this area students develop skills in dressing Kindergarten program in Ottawathemselves and conducting other daily activities. Continuous repetition with these materials grants the child independence, self-confidence, and a sense of order as well as concentration skills.

Characteristics of practical life materials:

  • Foster order and sequence
  • Reflect experiences the child would have at home
  • Foster physical independence
  • Foster the development of fine motor control

Ideas for home:

  • Allow your child to dress/undress himself
  • Encourage your child to help at meal times
  • Let your child fold the laundry
  • Have his room/furniture child sized
  • Always have your child complete their task
  • Allow your child to take responsibility for his toys and clean up
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