The exercises of practical life are those daily activities that help the
child acquire independence, coordination of movement, concentration, and
lessons of grace and courtesy. The
exercises of practical life lay the basic foundation for all other areas and
provide indirect preparation for sensory integration, logic, and language.
Development of grace and courtesy- manners and social relations
Practical skills- grasping and controlling, scooping and spooning,
pouring, stringing and lacing
Care of person- grooming and dressing frames
Care of the Environment- cleaning, sweeping, washing, polishing, caringfor plants/animals, using tools, and caring for our outdoor environment.