Wooden Board & Child-friendly wooden knife
These play sets are very popular among Montessori
~> 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 play dough activities, heuristic play, pretend play and open-ended play.
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!