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Woodworking 101

Posted by: Rhonda February 26, 2019

Woodworking areas—once considered a standard feature in preschool classrooms—all but vanished in the last decade. However, the recent and highly popular trend of “makerspaces” may provide the buzz needed to tip the scales back again.

Children need hands-on, real experiences to become the innovators and engineers of tomorrow. Using authentic tools and materials at the workbench gives children a feeling of competence and achievement.

Do you offer woodwork in your classroom? “Why not?” ask Regina Abraham and Lisa Stearns Hayes from Summit School, Arizona. Read more.