Working at the carpentry table children develop and practice many skills. Using tools develops their hand-eye co-ordination, they learn to share tools and take turns, children can work in a group or on their own, and be either a teacher or a learner.

Fine motor skills are developed and refined (picking up little nails and placing them in the right place), children are learning practical and real-life skills, learning how to handle tools safely, and developing an understanding as to how maths concepts (measurement, quantity), are put to use in ‘real’ projects.

Other skills developed and encouraged during carpentry play are problem-solving, using their imagination and creating their own individual end-product.