An extremely high-quality Nail Brush for children to use to care for the most powerful tool they have; the fingertips.
The hands are the child's key to the world. The child uses his or her fingers to explore, engage and experiment. So it makes sense that we want to keep these hands as sensitive as possible. It is also no surprise that sometimes these fingertips end up showing the evidence of these experiences; dirt under the nails from some outdoor exploration or paint staining the fingertips. The Child's Nail Brush is the ideal tool to keep the fingertips clean and clear, ready for their new exciting adventure!
Using a Nail Brush is also a valuable, yet often overlooked, aspect of 'care of the self'. In addition to the physical benefits it is also a lesson in self-respect. It is a way of showing reverence for the hands, and the body, so that a child can learn to take pride in his or her own hygiene and presentation. This is equally appropriate in both the home and the classroom environment. In fact, in a classroom the Early Years Learning Framework even specifies that one of the Learning Outcomes we should work towards is "The child takes increasing responsibility for his or her own health and physical wellbeing". The Nail Brush provides another opportunity to move closer to that outcome.
There is also no doubt that the Nail Brush is just incredibly cute! It is quite tiny - just 6cm x 3cm. The bristles are firm enough to clean effectively but still gentle enough for the soft skin of little hands.
The top of the wooden handle features a sweet animal motif. There are quite a few different animals in the range; cat, dog, duck, frog, rabbits, monkey, seal, sheep, polar bear, dinosaur, seal. We offer a 'lucky dip' (as the animal image is purely decorative and does not impact the functionality of the brush) but if you have a request for a specific animal please include in your order note and we will attempt to provide it (subject to availability).
The Child's Nail Brush is part of the 'Redecker' range. Redecker is an internationally renowned line of brush ware. Each Redecker brush is carefully handcrafted in Germany. Redecker has been making brushes for more than 75 years and they are sought-after all over the world as 'the best of the best'. They make brush ware for adults too but we particularly appreciate the fact their range of brushes for children show the same impeccable level of quality and craftsmanship. Redecker treat their children's range as a miniature version of the adult tool, deserving of just as much aesthetic beauty and effective functionality. We value this very 'Montessori' perspective and we are immensely proud to stock this range.