These handmade threading tiles are great tools for developing children’s small muscle control, finger strength, concentration, hand-eye coordination and an awareness and understanding of traditional Māori design.
Each threading tile comes with a card that explains the history of the design and the importance within Māori history. These cards also provide an opportunity to provoke discussion around where we might find such beautiful designs in our own community, or provide a great starting point for further investigations around Māori history.
The skills learnt through threading/lacing can aid in the development of writing, tying shoelaces and other fine motor activities.
Each threading tile is made of natural, untreated pine which measure 13.5cm x 13.5cm, great for small hands.
Tile images are laser engraved to be long lasting and are finished with a combination of natural oils.
Threading string has 8mm dowel on the end to help small hands guide the string through the holes and a small wooden ball at the end to keep the string intact.
>>As our products are handmade, please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery<<
*product includes small parts and is recommended for ages 3+. Adult supervision recommended at all times