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Activity board (also known as busy board, sensory board, touch board, latch board etc) is an excellent fine motor development educational toy in the best principles of Montessori. This activity board will make an excellent Christmas or birthday present for a preschooler and will see your child have fun while strengthening their hand and finger muscles and improving bilateral coordination.

As an educational toy, our board ticks all boxes as it targets various sensory stimulation for brain development:
- sound from EACH element on the board - as all elements are functional, delightfully clicking, rattling, jingling or clunking
- tactile (different textures/materials)
- visual (colours/mirror for self-recognition)
What's more, this board design has been successfully tested on our own children and has proven an excellent distraction imitation of all those grown up shiny mysterious contraptions that we don't let kids play with, such as buttons, switches, locks, keys, latches and handles. We guarantee that your child will be coming back to play with this board for years to come, as he/she develops new handy skills and learns to use more parts on this board.
This board comes with a coffee break guarantee!

On the other end of the spectrum, the fidget nature of the sensory board helps maintain the fine motor skills and hand eye coordination in elderly who are suffering from Alzheimer's and dementia.
---------------- ELEMENT --------------------------------------- FUNCTION------------------
Opening padlocks -------------------- Develops hand eye coordination and
Opening/closing latches ------------ pincer grasp/precision grip
Hoop and loop lacing ---------------- necessary to prepare hands for writing
Turning keys in the lock -------- Improves those hard to practice wrist/fingers
Thread rod with spinning element ---------- twisting actions of the shoulder,
Spinning wheel -------------------- (called lateral prehension or pad-to-side grip)
4 types of latches --------------- Promote problem solving skills
plus 4 types of carabiners ------------- Also most of the activities in this group
------------------------------------------------- will see dominant and non-dominant
------------------------------------------------- hands working together which equals
------------------------------------------------- higher brain function activity
Zip ---------------------------------------------- Pull action strengthens the
Pulley with string --------------------------- whole hand and practices
Straps with Velcro -------------------------- pincer grasp
Squeezing the horn ------------------------ Improves fingers strength and wrist
Releasing the tiger claw carabiner ----- muscles, this action is called
Dropping/retrieving object down the pipe -------spherical grasp
Touch Light ----------------------------------------- The rest of the fun
Jingling Bells --------------------------------------- elements could
Whistle ----------------------------------------------- be used to
Spring with keys ----------------------------------- start a conversation
Door with plastic mirror behind it ------------ about basic physics
• Age: 3+ to approx. 6-7 years (depending on child’s interests)
• Size: 38cm x 58cm approx. or 15 inches x 22.8 inches
• Weight: 2.8 kg
• The size of the transparent plastic pipe (with the purposely angled cup to challenge little hands a bit more at retrieval) is JUST RIGHT FOR THE HOT WHEEL CARS!
• Horizontal thread bar at the top doubles as a handle for easy transportation
• All elements are brand new and not re-purposed
Having created the same board for our children, we’ve put a lot of thought into ensuring the board elements are:
• Safely secured onto the board and no lose parts are going to fall off unintentionally
• All corners/sharp edges are rounded over; hardware details have no rough edges, non-pinching and safely fastened.
• The other side of the board is smooth, no element or nail is poking through
*As with any toy though, parental supervision is recommended.
• The board can be personalized with your child’s name with wooden letters in any color for $10 AUD.
• The board can be painted any color for additional $10AUD at custom request. The elements color choice is free.
Let us make a board that is just right for your child, that will definitely include the things he/she like. Does the child always go for door handles or pram/toy wheels? We'll put extra and different styles on the board. Loves to make loud noises? We'll thrown in various bells and horns. Maybe your perfect board is for an older child or to be enjoyed by siblings of different age? Then we can discuss elements that will be a bit more of challenge and take kids' interests into account. Different color preferences and parts choice are welcome!
Send us an email and let's make a perfect board together!
• All elements are s fastened to the board with screws (only mirror is glued). The detachable elements can be hanged from a strong rope on request free of charge - so removable elements don't get lost.
• All color paints and finishes are water based and safe for children (non toxic and conforming to ASTM D-4236 and EN71).
• Recommended age 3+. This activity set is not meant for children to use as teethers or chew toys. Please do not allow children who still -mouth- things to use this activity set. Parental supervision is recommended.
• Due to high number of sales, if an element will be out of stock it will be replaced with a cost equivalent one.
• Made eco-consciously from eco-friendly sustainable materials and without any toxic ingredients. Proudly made in Australia.
• Colors of wooden elements can be customized (see Color Chart) using water based paints conforming to ASTM D-4236 and EN71

Depending on order backlog, it might take 1-2 weeks to custom build this board.

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