Cognitive educational toys – Wooden Balance Scale

Wooden Balance Scale

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Product Descripiton: The Balance Scale is made of wood and it’s composed by other accessories such as 2 small metallic dishes where the knobbed cylinders can be weighted on. In addition, it also brings 8 knobbed cylinders. The cylinder’s characteristics are: same height but their diameter increases from thin to thick. They come in pairs of different colors: 4 are red and 4 are blue.

Material: Wood

Size: ±23cm x ±33cm/±9" x 12.99"

Not suitable for children under 3 (small parts).

The scale is easy to assemble. Please  note that there are no instructions for use in the packet.

Educational and Fun go hand in hand: The Wooden Balance Scale is a Montessori material that can be used in many areas according to the activities carried out. It can be used in mathematic problems or in sensorial exploration as well.
The main purpose of the balance scale is to show the child that different objects have different weights while others weight the same. The knobbed cylinders come in pairs but in different colors so the child can visually recognize each weight by size.  What is so appealing about this balance scale is that the child can observe how the scale moves up and down depending on the weights he places, whether it’s the cylinders or any other object that fits on the dish.
The Wooden Balance Scale is an educational toy which allows younger children a first approach towards the meaning of weights as well as a sensorial awareness of sizes and heaviness. As they watch the scale move according to the weight they put on the dishes, they become instantly surprised to the realization that every object in the world has a specific weight and that this weight can be measured.
This wooden toy helps children solve mathematic weight related problems and rethink by themselves different uses they can give to the balance. They can translate the weight of the cylinders to real life weighing like for example when they go to the grocery store and buy fruits and vegetables, which are priced based on their weight. The importance of any Montessori material is to give the child the key towards understanding the world that surrounds him.
 
Why buy this item: This Montessori material is suitable for children over three years old and can be used in many different activities. You just have to allow the child to manipulate it after showing him how it is used and which is its purpose. Then the child will explore it and reach his own conclusions based on his observations of what happens to the balance scale when diverse weights are placed on the dishes. With older children the balance scale becomes more important as to how adults use it too and how he may find it in everyday life activities.  

Sale: $42.00


Sale: $42.00
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