Wooden Board & Child-friendly wooden knife / Montessori Kitchen Play Set
These play sets are very popular among Montessori or Waldorf homes or nurseries and are being used for educational purposes.
Playing with these type of play sets support children's learning within the "Early Years Foundation Stage" (EYSF).
~> parents can use these sets with babies for sensory play
~> toddlers benefit while having practical life activities (such as: how to prepare their own snack ~ they can use the wooden cutting board and the child-friendly wooden knife to cut a banana for instance)
~> this also helps developing fine motor skills and promotes child independence
~> young children as well as older children can use these for heuristic play, pretend play and open-ended play ~ multitude of options.
Safety information: Adult supervision recommended.
How to clean: Wooden utensils should be hand washed with a mild dish detergent and then hand-dried. Do not use a dishwasher.
Tips: To extend their durability we would recommend oiling them. Mineral oil is highly preferable because it doesn’t turn rancid and it’s not a common allergen, but also coconut oil can be used.
Directions: Clean wooden object and dry. Follow by rubbing some oil onto a clean cloth and apply to wood into a circular motion. Then let it dry. You only need to rub in a small amount of oil.
Oiling extends their practical lives.
Happy open-ended play!