The Curved Blade Secateurs are an easy to use, quality product that will last for many years. Use these secateurs to prune the thicker branches on bushes. Teach children how to use real tools safely, and supervise them at all times, when they are using this product.
Features of the Curved Blade Secateurs
- they fit a child’s hand perfectly, and have a smooth, easy motion which enables efficient cutting
- rubberized handles are comfortable
- cut cleanly, and easily, with two curved blades that bypass each other in the same way as a pair of scissors do
- safety is paramount, a metal hook ‘latches’ the blades closed
- these are an integral part of the classroom’s gardening equipment, especially when the seasons change
Why Does Maria Montessori advocate ‘Real’ products?
The Montessori Method of teaching, gives children important life lessons, and skills. Gardening is one of these skills, teaching children the responsibility of looking after their own gardens.
Growing a crop of vegetables or flowers does not happen overnight. It requires patience, dedication, and hard work. The Child will learn that they must continue taking care of their crop in order for it to grow. Children use the curved blade or blunt nose secateurs to harvest their crop of vegetables or flowers. Their faces will shine with a look of satisfaction, and delight as they eat the fruits of their labour.
Size: 17cm long with a 5cm curved blade.
- Gardening Hand Tool Set is a great 3-piece starter kit for the Child
- Mini Plant Markers are an essential, the mark what flower or vegetable seed was planted where
- The Metal Leaf Rake is sized for a small Child, providing them with the means of sweeping up their garden mess
- The seed, root, leaf or flower puzzle will help the children to learn what is growing under ground.
Further Reading and Resources
- Nature and Gardening in Montessori Education – Part 5: The first Montessori School Gardens, is an interesting article about developing a Montessori garden, written by YouMeMontessori.com
- Center Montessori School.org, offers a blog about how to develop an Edible School Garden.