Practical Life skills permeate the culture of the classroom where independence is fostered in each child. All the various skills which are used throughout the day are integrated into the program.
Hygiene practices such as hand-washing, toileting and cleaning have specific training activities. Washing up, scrubbing tables, beating mats and mopping are everyday tasks undertaken by adults which children just love to achieve success at—when provided in a child-friendly format. Sinks are low, mops have short handles, and scrubbing brushes fit neatly into the child’s hand.
Food preparation is greatly enjoyed by children who cut, peel, spread and mix with great intent. The children are concentrating, using hygienic procedures and have the bonus of a healthy, yummy snack as they conclude the activity.