The Child using the white dustpan and brush activity can find it an exciting challenge, where they can discover, and engage in everyday household routines.
The Child grows and develops at a fantastic rate, during their first 5 years of life. These are the crucial years, and the impact of their early experiences will help their total development, as long as their needs are met. Cleaning, and bringing order out of chaos, is one of the crucial needs of the Child that must be fulfilled.
Benefits to the Child
- cleaning is one of the sensorial demands that satisfies the Child’s need to bring order into their life
- improvement of their gross motor coordination, and hand-eye coordination
- this activity, sweeping, requires the Child to ‘cross the midline’;
- which encourages bilateral coordination
- helps the process of developing a dominant hand
- improves communication between the left and right hemispheres of the brain
- builds independence, and their self-esteem
- develops respect, and an understanding of their environment
Features of the White Dustpan and Brush
- small enough for a Child to use
- strong, but light-weight plastic
- the edge of the dustpan has a flexible, rubberised strip to ensure the dirt is swept smoothly into the dustpan
- stiff bristles on the brush, which sweep up the dirt easily
The colours of this set will vary, depending upon our stock levels.
- brush – 26cm x 3.5cm x 6.5cm / (10¼” x 1¼” x 2½”)
- pan – 31.5cm x 23cm x 8cm / (12½” x 9″ x 3″)
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 $300 – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Further Reading and Reference Materials
The Simple Guide to Sensory Development in Children, an article written by Tanja McIlroy on her site, Empowered Parents.
- find a great Montessori Activity: Sweeping with Brush and Dustpan an article written by the Family FECS