The exercises in the Practical Life area are the first that a child will master when he enters the classroom, and he will continue to do them until he leaves. These activities represent the same activities which adults do daily to maintain and restore their environment and themselves. These activities serve as an external purpose for the adult. For the child these activities are set up as the exercises of practical life, which are provided in a prepared environment and allows for repetition. We have discovered that the child chooses these exercises to satisfy an inner purpose. This inner purpose is the beginning of the child’s independence; which is the care of themselves, their environment, their social graces and coordination of movement. Coordination of movement is essential to enable the child to connect their mind and body, thus integrating their personality. The coordination of movement is the integrating of intelligence, will and the movement of muscles. When all three work simultaneously the child has acquired the skill of coordination of movement. Through repetition this skill can be mastered, and repetition leads to concentration. The basis of real education is concentration.