Unique high quality Montessori three bolt block set handcrafted from Chechen, Bubinga and Padauk woods with maple bases, varnished with non toxic water based finishes. For further information on the different woods please see the individual listings.
Practical Life Activity
This Montessori Practical Life activity is typically used in the 3-6 year old classroom. This material helps develop and strengthen hand and finger muscles of the pincer grip. It is one of the many examples of how the design of Montessori materials indirectly prepare for a future skill – in this case for holding a pencil. In addition, the practical life aspect helps a child to learn how to thread, tighten and loosen a bolt and nut!
The Montessori three bolt block set is an excellent addition to any preschool or homeschool classroom. This activity is both intriguing to children and develops concentration. The set provides a progression of difficulty from easier to harder.
- 3/8″ Bolt and corresponding Wing Nut with an oversized washer
- 1/2″ Bolt and corresponding Hex Nut with an oversized washer
- 3/8″ Bolt and corresponding Acorn Nut with an oversized washer
- Bases are approximately 2-3/8″ square (6cm) and 1″ thick (1cm) allowing them to be comfortably held in the hand
Level of Difficulty
This set is rated as Easy (Hex Nut), Medium (Wing Nut) and Challenging (Acorn Nut). All blocks provide an excellent challenge to develop finger dexterity and pincer grip. See further descriptions of the individual bolt blocks in each of their separate listings.