We create and sell captivating educational toys for children–busy boards. They are essential for the development of motor skills, imagination and intellect.
The size of the board is 83x43x4,8 cm (~32x16x1”).
***CHRISTMAS SHOPPING AT THE LITTLE BEN'S BOARD***
Order your Little Ben's Board Christmas gift up until December 15 (if you live in Europe) or December 10 (if you live outside Europe). We are shipping the boards out as soon as the order is placed (however, give us 1-2 days if you order a personalizes board with a letter).
Due to the size of the board we are not able to offer Christmas wrapping, however, it is possible to add a personalized Christmas Card.
Our second edition improved busy board includes 1) a tiny LED light bulb attached to the light switch (for the light bulb to work you will need to insert 2 batteries in the battery block on the other side of the board); 2) an automatic tape measure; 3)a key hole with an antique key to put in it.
CUSTOMIZE YOUR BUSY BOARD:
It is possible to personalize your Little Ben’s Board with a letter of your child’s name in the chosen color. The additional price of the letter is 5 EUR (5,46 $). In the "NOTE" section of your cart please indicate the first letter of your child’s name and the chosen color for the letter.
If you want to personalize your busy board by choosing gender specific colors or if you want some specific items put on the board, please contact us and request a customer order to have something made just for your child.
ABOUT LITTLE BEN'S BUSY BOARD:
Little Ben’s Board is an exciting educational toy. This toy will engage both girls and boys. Whilst playing with Little Ben’s Board your child will develop their fine motor skills and thus their intellect and imagination as well.
Little Ben’s Board is a hand-made toy created with love and all of the parts are brand new.
Little Ben’s Board is suitable for children from the moment they have learnt to sit or crawl and are showing interest in exploring household items, i.e. around 8 months old.
Little Ben’s Board is created based on several observations - what is best for child’s development, which are the things a child would gladly play with and where a certain thing should be placed on the board in order to both attract attention and contribute for child’s development. The elements of Little Ben’s Board are situated on 3 levels:
1. Those which a child can reach while sitting on the floor
2. Those which a child can reach while sitting on their knees.
3. Those which a child can reach while standing on their feet.
Each Little Ben’s Board combines both the aesthetic quality of a toy and the technical quality of a household item.
In the process of creating Little Ben’s Board we have also been thinking about the safety our children. We have used only child-friendly paint in order to avoid allergic reaction. The board and most of the other elements are made of clean and smooth fir wood. The edges and corners of the board and doors are sanded to a round shape. Each item is securely fastened to the board so your child will never be able to detach them. However, as with any toy, for child's safety, adult supervision is necessary when playing.
The Little Ben’s Board should at all times be fastened vertically. Always remember to attach the board to the wall or any other stationary place before letting your child play with it. This is for the safety of your child as well as for a more efficient use of Little Ben’s Board. On both sides of the board you will find metal loops that can be used to fasten your board on the wall or other place of your liking. You can also make additional holes to secure the board even more.
Our basic Little Ben’s Busy Board comes with the following components.
1. A Board
The size of the board is 83x43x4,8 cm (~32x16x1”). Pleasant and smooth to touch the board is made of sanded fir wood and there are no protruding sharp edges. No lacquer is used to paint the board in order to avoid allergic reaction.
2. A line of hook-and-loop fastener
The length of the hook-and-loop fastener is 30cm (~11”). It is attractive to children for its sound and adhesive abilities and it develops child’s pincer grip as well.
3. A toy wheel
The diameter of the wheel is 10 cm (~3”). The wheel is made of sanded, unpainted wood and it rotates both ways. The child will find several colourful wooden handles on it to play with.
4. The Big door
The size of the big door is 11x16 cm (~6x4”). The wood is sanded to smooth surface with round edges. The door is secured with 2 hinges and on it the child will find a small door handle as well as a door chain to open. Depending on where in your room you would put Little Ben’s Board, it is possible to place a picture or a toy behind the door.
5. A door chain
The door chain will most likely cause interest in your child to try to open it. It develops problem solving skills as well as pincer grip in your child.
6. A threaded rod with various elements
The diameter of the threaded rod is 8mm (~0.3”). On it the child will find several wing nuts, washers, wooden rings and colorful wooden blocks. All of the components can be rolled both ways. The threaded rod also makes a rattling sound.
7. A Non-glass mirror in a frame
The size of the mirror without the frame is 9x9 cm (~3”). It is crash-proof and made of plastic. The frame is made of wood painted with a child-friendly acrylic paint.
8. A lock with a key
The lock is attached into a metal loop pinned to the board. Your child can freely move it and use the key to open it. The key is attached to the board with a woven cord. This is a very good practice for your child’s pincer grip. Next to the lock your child will find another key that rotates around its axis.
9. A light switch with a tiny LED light bulb
The light switch is located near the top edge of the board for the child to reach for. A tiny LED light bulb is inserted in it, so the child can switch it on.
NB! For the light bulb to work you need to insert 2 batteries in the battery block on the other side of the board.
10. The upper ball garland
The upper garland made of colorful balls is tightly fastened between 3 metal loops. The balls are threaded on a resistant metal wire rope and can be moved both ways. The garland can serve both as a toy as well as a handle to hold on to when your child is standing.
11. A bell
The bell is located in a hollow triangle on the board. The bell is attached into a metal loop.
12. Several rotatable colorful wooden cylinders
The wooden cylinders are painted with a child-friendly acrylic paint and they rotate freely around their axis.
13. A ball garland
The colorful ball garland is made of a strong wire rope between 2 metal loops and is fastened behind the board. The balls are made of wood and freely move both ways.
14. The small door
The size of the small door is 11x12 cm (~4x4”). The wood is sanded to smooth surface with round edges. The door is secured with 2 hinges and on it the child will find a small wooden door handle as well as a door latch to open. Depending on where in your room you would put Little Ben’s Board, it is possible to place a picture or a toy behind the door.
15. A door hook
The door hook is made of metal and fastened between 2 metal loops.
16. A movable wooden boot with a shoelace.
The movable boot is made of wood and has a woven shoelace laced in it. The boot is attached to the board with a metal hinge, which opens up to 90°. It is located near the bottom edge of the board for your child to play with it while sitting on the floor.
17. An automatic tape measure
The tape measure is made of plastic and is fastened tightly to the board. It works automatically and will retract as soon as your child draws it.
18. An antique key hole with a key
The key is attached to the board with a woven cord. This exercise of putting the key in the hole is one of the basic exercises for your child’s pincer grip and focus training.
19. An industrial chair wheel
The industrial chair wheel is made of rubber and metal and can rotate around its axis as well as to the sides which requires extra attention from your child.
On both sides of the board you will find metal loops that can be used to fasten your board on the wall or other place of your liking. You can also make additional holes to secure the board even more. Always remember to fasten the board before you let your child play with it. The Little Ben’s Board should at all times be fastened vertically.
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