Practical Life exercise are everyday activities that form a link between home and school. They include exercises such as dusting, sweeping, washing windows, buttoning, zipping, lacing, and weaving. These activities assist children in their development of independence, controlled and coordinated movement, order, activity completion, confidence and self-discipline.
Stop and think about our busy world and imagine all the impressions your child is absorbing. Wherever he goes, he sees colors and shapes, feels textures, hears sounds, and smells odors.
Our sensorial materials each isolate one quality (texture, size, shape, color, sound, etc.) so the child’s full attention is focused on that quality. These materials are designed not to give the child sensorial experiences or impressions but rather assist the child’s ongoing process of classifying his environment.
Humans have a "mathematical mind," related to their tendencies to explore and to imagine. Yet all too often, we adults do not enjoy or excel at mathematics.
At Marlowe, we seek to lay the foundation for the understanding and enjoyment of math. Practical Life and Sensorial exercises provide experience with order and sequencing.
Special manipulative math equipment helps the child see and understand the basics of numbers. Imagine discovering what “nothing” is or what “one-half” looks like!