Practical life ideas for 2-3 year olds.

Practical Life. Age appropriate ideas for 2.5 – 3 year olds.

   MOVEMENT AND DEXTERITY

    images-12Sitting down and getting up.

    Holding and carrying.

    Opening and closing.

Rolling and folding.

Stringing Large beads/pasta.

Pouring rice/beans.

Walking on the line.

CARE OF THE ENVIRONMENT

images-40Arranging tables and chairs, carrying a chair the correct way.

Removing and replacing materials.

Order on shelves.

Cleaning.

Flower arranging.

Flushing the loo.

Turning  taps (faucets) on and off.

Wiping shoes on mat.

Placing belongings in cubby.

Placing coat on peg.

Sweeping.

Cleaning up after oneself.

images-41CARE OF SELF

Using loo.

Washing hands.

Taking off and putting on coat/shoes.

Hanging coat.

Eating independently.

Dressing Frames:  1) large buttons, 2) Velcro, 3) Zip, 4) Poppers (snaps)

Blowing nose, coughing into elbow, discarding tissue correctly.

Keeping personal belongings in cubby.

images-43GRACE AND COURTESY

Greeting and goodbye.

Personal space awareness.

Hands to oneself.

Waiting for ones turn.

Listening.

Participating.

Trying not to interrupt.

Respecting peers/adults.

Manners at snack table.

Peace corner.

Within each category the environment can be prepared and behaviour modelled to encourage independence, confidence and self discipline in a young child. A teacher can establish routine, ritual and repetition to help a child feel totally at home at School.

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