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Practical Life (Activities for Daily Living)

This program has 4 main areas: Control of Movement, Care of the Person, Care of the Environment, Grace & Courtesy. In this program, the children learn to undertake the normal activities of the home, with materials suitable for their size and stage of development. Through these materials, children are given a foundation for subsequent learning: concentration, manual dexterity, coordination, orderliness, and independence – leading to intellectual growth, self-confidence & self-esteem.

Children are given real life experiences to take care of themselves. They take care of their environment by maintaining the beauty of their classroom, cleaning and setting tables, dusting, sweeping, mopping, etc. They learn the habit of taking turns, taking constructive criticism and approval in a positive way. Practical life activities also enhance the development of task organization and cognitive skills.