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The Inset Board

The Inset board is used by the Child to trace the metal inset shape, whilst being able to hold the pencil in the holder.

Original price was: $15.90.Current price is: $15.21.

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SKU: CHL0428

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Use the Inset Board – 25 cm x 15 cm with the metal insets.  As a 3-year old, one of the most important skills The Child has to develop is the finger grip and how to draw shapes.  This will aid the Child in developing this skill.

A piece of paper is placed upon the inset board.  The Child chooses the metal inset shape of their choice, and selecting the coloured pencil from the edge of the inset board, uses the shape to draw the outline.

The metal insets are a preparation for handwriting and for geometry, but they are equally important as a material children use for creative design. Look for combinations of geometric shapes, the use of negative space, and experimentation with shading and coloring as your child grows in his or her comfort with this simple and elegant Montessori material.


25 x 15 x 1.2cm (10″ x 6″ x ½ “)

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Further Reading and Resources

Montessori Monday: The Metal InsetsOctober 15, 2018|Catherine McTamaney

Simple geometric shapes and two or three colored pencils: who would imagine that such an unassuming combination could create such beautiful things. The metal insets draw the attention of the youngest children and still attract our most experienced students to create new combinations of color and shape.

One of the attractions to the Montessori Method is the extensive use of wood.

We use several types of wood, sourced from renewable sources, in the production of our Montessori Materials.

  • Solid beechwood for cylinder blocks, pink towers, dressing frames and brown stairs.
  • Birchply for trays, holders and animal and botany puzzles.
  • MDF for puzzle maps
  • Pineply for boxes and containers


We ensure that the coatings and inks used are not only eco-friendly, but also non-toxic.

Our wooden products are manufactured by responsible partner factories both locally and abroad and ensure that fair labour practices are adopted.

Care instructions for Childrens House Wooden Materials:

  • If wooden products are exposed to liquids, wipe dry as quickly as possible.
  • Most of the surfaces can be wiped with a damp cloth if exposed to dirt or grime.
  • Avoid leaving any of our wooden product in direct sunlight, as it may warp certain woods and/ or the coating may fade over time.

Order R1000 worth of items to qualify for free shipping to your door anywhere in South Africa.

Transit times depend on your location:

  • Cape Metro – next day if your order is placed before 13h00
  • Gauteng & Durban – 2 to 3 days
  • Everywhere else – 2 to 4 days depending on your location


Feel free to email us should you require any further information.

We offer free delivery to the USA:

  • USA – free for orders over $400 – 7 days to your door
  • Canada – 7 day shipping is calculated at checkout – subject to additional GST & PST which is billed on arrival
  • UK – 7 day shipping is calculated at checkout – subject to 20% VAT which is billed on arrival
  • EU – 7 day shipping calculated at checkout – subject to EU VAT which is billed on arrival
  • Australia – 9 days – may be subject to 10% GST which is billed on arrival
  • NZ – 9 days – may be subject to 15% GST which is billed on arrival

Should you require further information about shipping charges, please feel free to contact us at


Additional information

Weight 0.30 kg
Dimensions 30 × 15.5 × 1 cm

1 review for The Inset Board

  1. Robin Jansen (verified owner)

    Very useful apparatus to work with the Metal insets.

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1 review for The Inset Board

  1. Robin Jansen (verified owner)

    Very useful apparatus to work with the Metal insets.

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