Pre-school Practical Life
The Practical Life area provides a link between home and school. In this area the child learns to perform the same activities he or she has seen at home such as cleaning, mopping, polishing, pouring, zipping, buckling, tying, folding, fastening nuts and bolts of varying sizes, etc.
Practical Life activities are purposeful and calming. They appear simple and repetitive, but in fact are helpful for the child to develop a high level of concentration, cognitive order, pride in a job well done, self-discipline, independence, respect for the community and environment, and fine motor skills.
These qualities are essential to a child’s progress in the classroom and future academic learning as well as to building self-esteem and responsibility in the community.