Woodworking Supports a Child's Development Essay

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Woodworking supports a child’s creativity by allowing them to experiment and explore with materials that they have more than likely had little to no exposure to. When given the proper tools a child can build whatever they like with the wood as well. Using wood and similar materials gives children the right to be creative by thinking for themselves and deciding what they wish to create. Even if what they have made looks nothing like what they say it is to them that’s what it is, so that is what it is. When given the opportunity to explore any medium it allows for great creative growth. Woodworking supports the Environment as the Third Teacher by This domain supports The
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Ideally I would have the woodworking area set up in a tiled area with at least one large window for natural light, an electrical outlet or two and have it near the block centre and busy areas. I would have a work bench in the area with some lighting overhead as well as another table with chairs, paper, pens, clipboards, and books etc. for a planning station. In the area I would have different types and sizes of wood, nails, screws, nuts and bolts, hammers, screwdrivers, wrenches, ratchets, sandpaper and possibly a small drill or saw. A child’s imagination would be encouraged through this domain because it allows him or her to create what it is they are thinking of. Instead of it just being in their heads they can plan it out on paper and then actually create it to the best of their ability. And once you bring in paint and other materials like that a child’s imagination can run wild. There are no limits to what they can create. As a teacher I would be there to support the child with any questions they had as well as model proper ways to use the tools and materials. I am also there to supervise and make sure everything is running smoothly. Woodworking may seem like a task that a child is not capable of handling however when given the opportunity to show us that they can they will. A child can only do the things they are given the chance to and it is us as the adults who say what they can and
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