There was a statewide program here a few years back called "T for C"
(Technology for Children) children ages 3-5 used the small tools you
mentioned. Training in safety manuals for the teachers and kids made
the difference in eliminating injuries.
I may be able to dig out one of the old manuals. Will be buried very
deep. I will let you know if I find it.
>From: email@example.com (Ann Heineman)
>Subject: Re: Use of hand tools
>Date: Sun, Feb 11, 2001, 1:06 AM
> |the implications. I feel that with proper training, supervision and safety
> |measures in place ten and eleven year olds can successfully use these hand
> > I agree. Yes, they can.
> | wondering if, indeed, I am getting ahead of age appropriate
>> No, And don't give up your program. Children learn so much through
>> manipulation of materials. If they can be taught and trusted to work with
>> animals at home, they can and should work with tools in school. You can
>> start introducing some tools in primary grades.
>> Ann-on-y-mouse in Columbus
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