One of the very first real tools I introduce to children, as young as 2 years old, is the wood whittler.
Once this has been reliably mastered we progress to the whittling knife.
These come with a comprehensive benefit risk assessment
We were so excited to find these in the UK created by a friend, Liz, at Muddy Faces and couldn't wait to stock them!!!
Palm drills are perfect for children to practise the skill of drilling. They are used one-handed, with an ergonomic handle and are light and easy to carry around.
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Children lighting fires, challenging and exciting! We were delighted to find these in the UK created by a friend, Liz at Muddy Faces, and couldn't wait to stock them!!!
Includes a benefit risk assessment.
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A real saw, how very excitingly safe and risky is this for a child! Niki has been using these saws with children aged from 18 months to 10 years for many years without a serious injury, only the occasional minor cut (less than a paper cut) which may need a bandaid.
This is a high quality sturdy hacksaw made in Germany which is designed to cut pieces of wood up to about 5 cm diameter. The rounded red handle helps support a child’s hand when holding it. A super safe but highly effective saw, we use it for children aged 2 to 10 years. Comes with a free replacement blade. This tool comes with a benefit risk assessment.
Through using this saw, children develop:
Length 22cm. Wt 127g.
Another exciting real woodworking tool for young and not so young children! Ideal for children to file away at a piece of wood, log, cuttlefish bone, pumice stone and many other objects. We include a benefit risk assessment for small tools.
Through this work/play children develop:
A set of 8 with two different rasps, one on each end.
BULK BUY - 5 whittlers for $20, please go to page 2 in our store.
A whittler to whittle away at sticks, children's first experience at wood 'carving', how very exciting, a real tool to take the bark off and sharpen your marshmallow stick really to toast over the fire! This tool comes with a benefit risk assessment.
Lancashire serrated peeler with a two way stainless steel blade, ideal for left and right handed users. The upper two sides of the blade has one flat and one serrated ideal for different scraping. The handle is made from wood and bound with orange string.
Through whittling, children develop:
Please be aware that children can pick away at the string and loosen the blade. We have glued the string back into place when this happens or we recommend that to prevent this from happening, that you wrap gaffer tape over the string.
Nature Print Paper. Class pack (30 sheets). Cut sheets in half for experimentation (60 small sheets). Children can also work in pairs or groups to create their 'photo' image.
A wonderful photographic paper that requires no chemical photographic equipment or darkroom facilities, merely natural sunlight.
The watercolour paper has a lovely textured finish and can be used for sophisticated greetings cards, pictures, invitations, collage and much more.
Simply place objects onto the surface of the light sensitive paper and leave to expose.
Finally, soak the paper in tap water for one minute.
Dry. Images sharpen during the drying process.
Dimensions: 137 X 188mm sheets
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Robust and simple illuminated pocket microscope that can be used for instant magnified observation indoors or out.
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Everything you need to start the journey exploring the natural element of fire with children. Included is a benefit-risk assessment on lighting and cooking on a small fire in a supervised environment. Comes with comprehensive educator notes on:
It is vital that children have a good knowledge and understanding of the properties of fire, developing a deep respect, not fear, of fire as they explore in a supervised environment.
Includes: A large Dragon Sneeze fire steel, vaseline & cottonwool wipes in a separate firelighting bag, a stainless steel bowl, strainers and popcorn to get started with. All contained in own bag.`
A bag full of ropes, what could be more fun for children of all ages! Includes a benefit-risk assessment as well as a safety advice sheet on rope play. Also included are educator notes on ropes as loose parts:
Ropes are one of the most motivational loose parts for young children of all ages to explore, combine and manipulate. A toddler might take a rope for a walk, a four year old might might explore the Schema of 'connecting' through tying a rope around objects, a five year old might start exploring the concept of tying knots, lashing objects together, shaping letters and numbers. Children may involve rope in imaginative play as they take a kitten for a walk or lasso a steer, they may use ropes in active play as a skipping rope, creating a swing or a walking line between trees...such potential.
Includes: short ropes to teach children the skill of tying knots, ropes with a loop to attach on a branch, longer ropes to explore with, 1 red rope of 5.5 meters to make a swing or bigger project, measuring ropes of 1 meter with 10cm markings and 2 carabiners. All included in a bag for adventures into the garden or bush. You will also receive a benefit-risk assessment on using ropes with children and safe play notes. Our ropes are made of colourful polypropylene which is soft on children's hands.
ACTIVE SUPERVISION WILL BE REQUIRED.
Everything you need to set up water laboratory in a handy bucket to which you can add further resources. Included are comprehensive educator notes with
Comes with two large transparent plastic tubes of different length and diameter, an assortment of diverse funnels, objects to start your experimentation and reusable cable ties to attach and remove the pipes to allow for a larger range of experiments than static pipes would.
Contents may vary due to the nature of the resource. Contains small parts. Active supervision may be needed.
We will look at:
PLEASE NOTE, PRICES ARE PER PERSON.
Please order multiples if more than one will be viewing the presentation. Discount for a group of 5 or more viewers
A beautiful rustic, sturdy pestle and mortar set made of bamboo. This tool should always be available for children's use as part of the continuous provision resources available to use as and when they are needed. Crushing, squashing, mashing and mixing.
FUN, science, maths, technology, experimenting, mixing, creativity, imagination, gross and fine motor development are a few of the benefits this tool will bring to children.
Height 110mm, diameter 85mm. This is a natural material and minor cracks may be present but does not affect the functionality of the mortar.