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"Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world."
Maria Montessori

Practical Life

These activities emphasise the care of self for these young ones.

In the Foundation Programme, Practical Life exercises include learning how to take off and put on one’s own shoes, toileting, grooming, food preparation, and more. The Foundation classroom provides many different opportunities for the toddler to manipulate food using real child-size utensils, which are easy to hold and control. Typical cooking actions are broken down into individual activities allowing the child to repeat, practise, and gain mastery over their hands.