|applying fresh milk paint to climbing toys|
|Wang Meng's ukulele kit assembly class|
|Childsafe saw proving difficult for a child to use|
Phoenix is also a distributor of many foreign brand educational toys. We were given a supply of childsafe tools from Corvus. The easiest way to describe their products is that they make dull edged tools. It's clear that a saw that cannot cut tender flesh can no more even cut softwoods. It became evident early on that we needed to upgrade the supplied fretsaw blades if we ever expected students to complete their projects in the allotted timeframe. I suspect that Phoenix was planning to sell such tools to hyperanxious Chinese mothers. I'm surprised, though, that there are enough German mothers to have initially created a market demand there. Do any German parents give their children dull knives, too, when teaching them how to do kitchen tasks?
|Mother and strings|
|Joy from playing with toys made by one's own hands|
|Demonstrating some mysteries of milk|
There will likely be more class offerings after the Lunar New Year festival. Gounian kuaile, dajia!