Through a prepared environment children will be exposed and encouraged to explore the fundamentals of reading, writing, mathematics, sciences, social studies and creative arts while integrating these basic concepts with practical life skills.
The practical life exercise help prepare a child for writing and reading skills by developing and encouraging the following:
• Small Motor Skills
• Hand Eye Coordination
Examples of practical life exercises are: dressing frames, polishing shoes, washing hands, pouring water/rice, sweeping, dusting, folding, plant care, room care, food prep, scrubbing, peeling, washing, drying, cutting and pasting.
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SensorIal exercises help children further their development in these areas: matching, sorting, grading, classifying, sequencing and creating order. Sensory based lessons are the foundation for later works in language and mathematics.