Rough and smooth boards set – Nienhuis Montessori
The rough and smooth boards are part of the haptic sense of the sensorial Montessori materials. They allow the child to explore their sense of touch, and feeling the difference between textures. The boards form the introductory materials for the development of the tactile sense and prepares the child’s hand for writing.
The first board of the 3-piece rough and smooth boards set has two different gradations of texture and introduces the contrast of rough and smooth. The second board has five alternating series of two types of gradations of texture and helps to coordinate finger movement whilst building dexterity. The third board has five different types of gradations of texture from fine to coarse.
The boards are made of smooth wood with sandpaper strips mounted on.
This material is suitable for children aged 3-6 years.
3 rough and smooth boards (24 x 13 cm)