The Children's House (3 to 6 years)

Exercises in Practical Life

Through exercises of practical life that include care of the person, one another, and the environment, the children expand motor skills, refine coordination, extend concentration, and express their love and respect for their community and classroom.
Arranging flowers, pouring juice, and tying shoes are the everyday activities that empower children. Through lessons in grace and courtesy, the guide invites the children to practice thoughtful behavior and good manners. These lively presentations focus the children’s attention on their culture’s conventions of graciousness and civility.
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