Nüdel Kart FAQ's
HOW MANY CHILDREN CAN USE NÜDEL KART AT ONE TIME?
There are enough parts for a whole class (up to 30 children) to work with this at one time. You can always use more than one Nüdel Kart at a time for larger groups, purchase Nüdel Kart add- ons or add your own local materials.
Is it noisy?
Yes, it can be. Some teachers manage noise better than others and the noise seems less overwhelming in larger spaces. Remember that we want children to be doing more talking, and thinking in classrooms. This is an excellent context for developing thinking, speaking and listening skills.
CAN I REPLACE LOST PIECES AND ADD TO NÜDEL KART?
No problem, your Nüdel Kart can be maintained and expanded easily through Nüdel add- ons or with local materials. See tips above for maintaining, restocking, building and adding to Nüdel Kart with low cost and free items.
DOES NÜDEL KART ONLY SUIT SOME CHILDREN?
Nüdel Kart is for everyone. The child decides how to use it. The benefits of playing include: using imagination and creativity, solving problems, developing social skills, higher order thinking and resilience. Children develop confidence from using their own voice and a strong sense of wellbeing from making decisions. This is universally tested to be suitable for all genders and cultures to help all children thrive throughout their lives. Nüdel Kart is most suitable for children from 3 - 12 yrs old.
CAN YOU USE IT OUTSIDE?
AREN’T SOME OF THE PIECES TOO HEAVY FOR CHILDREN?
Based on longitudinal research from the Sydney Playground Project their findings showed that heavy parts were essential if you want high levels of social skills development. Heavy parts cannot be manipulated by only one child and therefore, force children to collaborate requiring the highest order social skills such as negotiation, problem solving, compromise and so on.
Do I need power?
Not to use it but you will need a power drill if you are assembling it.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO ASSEMBLE OUT OF THE FLAT-PACK BOX?
For your average school maintenance person allow half a day.