Woodworking bench activities such as carpentry has been put to use for children by several play schools in the last century. Although many like to debate on its safety, no life threatening accidents have been reported from anywhere, especially due to the fact that the children are allowed to work with only the basic tools to produce basic products. Just how will it help the children to learn their lessons?
Learning the Tools
Woodworking is a hard labor and learning about its basics at an early age will make them get ready for more in the years to come. It works like an exercise in creation, which requires physical execution. It will be difficult for them to get the hang of it, especially to adhere to the standards and best safety practices. Once they understand the purpose of their woodworking tools such as vices, hammers and nails, they are ready to get used to it and use them in different ways according to the situation. It is great to teach them to solve such problems at an early age.
Knowledge of Safety
No matter how basic the activity is or its tools are, they definitely need an instructor to supervise them. Playgroups in Singapore understand that is too dangerous to let them work on their own or even let them touch any of those tools without the presence of a supervisor. It is exactly the reason why woodwork benches are put in a locked room, away from their reach. The instructor can teach them about woodworking in stages. They can begin by first understanding the tools and why they can be dangerous. Next, they can learn about importance of sketching the desired model and drawing marks on the board and how to fasten the board on the vice. They should be trained to hold the saw in the right position and begin to cut the board along the marks.
Improving Their Skills
It is a fantastic way for children to develop their motor skills and learn how to prepare the shapes that are taught to them in the classroom. They can put their numerical skills to use to cut the wood, and then see what it results in when they are done. Many children have been able to build structures like a birdhouse and huts with woodworking at our playgroups in Singapore.