Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Practical Life for Elementary and Above

I welcome all ideas to be added in the comments! The discussion came up on a list about what kinds of things are Practical Life activities at the 6-9 level. I'm thinking here to broaden it a bit and to think about PL for those over 6. Here are just some to start:

-laundry: sorting, washing, drying, folding, ironing, stain treatment
-dusting, mopping, vacuuming
-walls, windows, mirrors
-decluttering, organizing, filing, etc.
-beds, bathrooms, daily tidying, dishes
-food prep
-pet care: litter, dog poop cleaning, cage cleaning, feeding, water, etc.
-renovations: removal of stuff, nailing, painting, sanding, carrying, placing, prepping, etc.
-plant care

-lawn mowing and other lawn care
-windows, power wash siding
-wash outside of car
-take care of mail
-bike maintenance: fill tires, replace a tire, check chain, oil chain, other repairs and maintenance
-when old enough, car maintenance, esp. how to change a tire

-use phone, answering machine, speed dial, etc.; how to take messages for others, how to answer the phone politely
-use a printer, replace paper, photocopy, scan, replace ink cartridges
-check library due dates online; know how to find things on the web
-typing (more for ages 9+)
-using DVD, blu-ray, recording shows (educational, of course ;) )
-install software
-computer programming, including website development

-sewing, crocheting, knitting, etc.

This is just a quick list. Please feel free to add more ideas!

1 comment:

2 Pequeños Traviesos said...

Nice list! Thanks a lot.