“If teaching is to be effective with young children, it must assist them to advance on the way to independence. It must initiate them into those kinds of activities which they can perform themselves and which keep them from being a burden to others because of their inabilities. We must help them to learn how to walk without assistance, to run, to go up and down the stairs, to pick up fallen objects, to dress and undress, to wash themselves, to express their needs in a way that is clearly understood, and to attempt to satisfy their desires through their own efforts. All this is part of an education for independence. – Maria Montessori

Practical Life activities are fundamental to a child’s development. These activities are an increasingly challenging series of motor tasks involving practical real-life goals, such as cleaning a table, pouring tea, washing a plate,or polishing shoes. These activities focus on providing children with health work habits, a strong character and attitude toward social relationships, and a love and respect for the environment. Aims of practical life activities are toward independence, body control and coordination of movement, increase concentration and sense of order.

Links to our Practical Life Activities:

* Care Of Environment Preparation (Peduli Lingkungan Sekitar)
* Using a Dustpan and Brush (Menggunakan Sapu Kecil)
* Clipping Clothespins (Menjepit dengan Jepitan Baju)
* Pouring Water through a Funnel (Menuang melalui Corong Air)
* Transferring Water with a Sponge (Transfer menggunakan spons)
* Transferring Water with a Laddle (Transfer menggunakan Sendok Sup)
* Transferring Red Lentils with a Whole-Hand Grasp (Memindahkan dengan Tangan)
* Handling Eggs with Extra Care (Memindahkan Telur Dengan Hati-Hati)
* Using Mortar & Pestle (Menggunakan Tumbukan)
* Transferring Green Beans  (Memindahkan Kacang Hijau)
* Transferring Water with an Eyedropper (Memindahkan Air dengan EyeDropper)
*Pouring Red Lentils Using Two Identical Glasses (Menuang Lentil)
* Opening and Closing Various Kind of Containers (Membuka dan Menutup)
* Pouring Grape Juice from Pitcher to Two Identical Glasses (Menuang Jus)
* Sorting Pom-Poms Using a Tweezer (Memisahkan Warna Pom-Pom dengan Tweezer)
* Grating Soap (Memarut Sabun)
* Setting a Table (Menyiapkan Alat Makan)
* Polishing Shoes (Menyemir Sepatu)
* Sorting Marshmallows Using a Tweezer (Memisahkan Marshmallow)
* Spreading Jam on a  Bread (Menyiapkan Roti dan Selai)
* Pouring Lemonade from a Pitcher  (Menuang Jus)
* Sorting Pastas Using a Tweezer (Memisahkan Pasta Sesuai Bentuk)
* Pouring Salad Dressing for Lunch (Menuang Salad Dressing)
* Balon Stereognosis (Tebak isi Balon)
* Transferring Colored Water using Eyedroppers (Memindahkan Air Berwarna)
* Cracking Egg Shells using Mortar & Pestle (Menumbuk Kulit Telur)
* Transfer Kelereng Menggunakan Sendok Bebek

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