These exercises help the child to perfect co-ordination and gradually lengthen the span of concentration. Following a regular sequence of actions teaches the child to pay attention to detail.
During practical life exercises, children can practice dressing skills on specially made frames with zips, buttons, bows and buckles. They use little jugs filled with beans or rice and later water to practice pouring.
They spoon, scoop or use droppers, tweezers and even chop sticks to transfer from one bowl to another. Other activities use scaled down versions of real equipment. Baking bread and cookies is also part of the curriculum.