Practical Life (3-6)
The purpose of Practical Life activities is to promote a sense of order, concentration, and independence; assist in educating movement; restore the child ’s energy; and help develop the “mathematical mind” (Pascal) by following a precise routine. Skills learned in this area of the classroom lay a foundation for the rest of the curriculum. Socialization skills and the work cycle are introduced, and fine and gross motor skills are practiced. The lessons teach responsibility for oneself, others, and the environment.