As educators, the thought of young children handling saws and hammers can be daunting. However, once you discover the value of woodwork in early childhood education, you’ll realize the endless opportunities for trial and error, problem-solving, and perseverance. Not only this, it also boosts self-esteem, resilience and offers opportunities to develop collaboration skills.
Now, while some educators may view it as a valuable learning experience, others may have worries about the safety or the appropriateness of woodwork experiences for young children.
This toolkit by Pete Moorhouse will serve as a guide to help you kick-start tinkering and woodwork opportunities in your settings.
How to use this resource:
- Be inspired by the benefits that woodwork has to offer in EY
- Get started with top tips and resources
- Access checklists to monitor health and safety when woodworking
- Open the carpenter’s chest filled with recommended reads