Practical life

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.

Lessons include:

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.