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Rough and Smooth Boards in a Box

These boards introduce the Child to rough, and smooth textures.  This helps them develop their perception; and understanding; of rough versus smooth, and how to describe what they feel, as well as differentiate between 5 different degrees of roughness.

$38.12

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SKU: CHS0008
(1 customer review)

Description

The “Rough and Smooth Boards in a Box” prepare the Child for handwriting.  This introductory activity introduces them to the concept of touch, and lays the foundation to developing “lightness of touch”, which prepares the fine motor control required for handwriting.

Features of the Rough and Smooth Boards in a Box

  • the direct objective is to introduce the Child to the concept of rough and smooth
  • indirectly, the Child
    • learns to focus on their tactile sense
    • is introduced to the concept of “lightness of touch”
    • improves fine, and gross muscle control
  • this support material, is an activity found in the Montessori sensorial curriculum
  • first board – introduces the contrast of rough and smooth
  • second board – helps to coordinate finger movement; and to build dexterity; also known as “lightness of touch”
  • third board – introduces gradations of texture from a rough one, through to the roughest texture.  A total of 5 different gradations

Size of the Rough and Smooth Boards in a Box

  • 3 Beech wood boards  –  24cm x 13.5cm x 1cm / (9½” x 5¼” x ¼”)
  • Presented in a Beech wood box with a loose lid – 26.5cm x 16cm x 5cm / (10¼” x 5¼” x 2″)

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 info@childrenshouse.co.za

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Further Reading and Resources

  1. St. Andrews Montessori school have written an interesting blog about how the sensorial: smooth and rough boards help the Child.

Additional information

Weight 0.980 kg
Dimensions 28 × 17 × 5.5 cm

1 review for Rough and Smooth Boards in a Box

  1. Genevive Garby (verified owner)

    The detail of the rough and smooth boards is really good. It also comes in a nice box.

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1 review for Rough and Smooth Boards in a Box

  1. Genevive Garby (verified owner)

    The detail of the rough and smooth boards is really good. It also comes in a nice box.

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