Areas of Everyday Living
The very first activities children take part in are ones that develop their ability to look after themselves and their surroundings. This stage in the curriculum establishes a link between the home and nursery. The various activities carried out by the children teach them how to care for their environment, themselves and each other. These activities assist the child to develop independence, concentration as well as hand-eye co-ordination and fine motor skills. These activities are divided into four main areas:
Refinement of movement: pouring from small jugs, transferring using tweezers, cutting, gluing, folding, opening and closing jars and threading and preparing snack for the day.
Care of the environment: sweeping, polishing, dusting, putting their activity away and watering the plants.
Care of self: washing hands, blowing nose, practice dressing skills on specially made frames which allows them to try zips, buttons, bows and buckles, laying a table.
Promoting grace and courtesy by greeting visitors and each other.