My husband has become quite handy in his amateur wood shop, so now he doesn’t bat an eye when I tell him the newest wooden toy I want him to create! L and N are obsessed with our Nuts & Bolts Board, so when I was thinking of what I wanted him to build next, I remembered a screwdriver board that I used to have in the classroom when I was teaching.
I wanted to improve upon it, so I asked him to make a small pocket to hold the screws, a longer pocket to hold the screwdriver, and a line of 5 T-nuts going from largest to smallest.
The repetition of the turning of the screwdriver helps build focus and concentration skills, and the work naturally requires hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills to get the screws into the T-nuts. Size differentiation is also developed as the screws go from largest to smallest. Left to right motion teaches pre-reading skills.
If you or someone you know is handy, you could probably make this yourself. If you’re like me and absolutely hopeless in a wood shop, you can get your Handcrafted Screwdriver Board HERE. 🙂