Rectangular vintage tin with images of Dutch reading board
Rectangular vintage tin with images of Dutch reading board.
Rectangular tin with images of the famous Dutch reading board. For Senator Cigars factories, Valkenswaard
- Manufacturing date: 1930/1980
Rectangular tin with rounded corners. Equipped with a hinged lid. Rolled edge on box and lid. The decoration of this tin consists of a beige / aubergine background with on each side various representations of the famous Dutch reading board of Hoogeveen. Images and words, outlined in yellow, and separated by a raised edge. On top lid are squares and lines in beige, purple, and aubergine in the middle a white square. Gold-colored inside.
- Height: 25 cm.
- Length: 16.8 cm.
- Width: 16.8 cm.
As children, most Dutch learned to write and speak at school with this row of words and names. The youngsters don’t learn this anymore, but older people, above 60 will probably still know it, as it’s a true Dutch classic.
A 'reading board' most with the words Aap, Noot, Mies (Ape, nut, and a girls name) is a wooden board of Dutch origin with images and the corresponding words. It is the best-known example of a so-called reading board in the Netherlands.
A reading board is a tool for learning to read. It consists of a board with one or more ridges on which the letters of the word that are depicted above the ridge can be placed. It is in line with the 'sound method' introduced around 1800, in which children pronounce the letters of a word in succession as they should sound, ie aa-p, nn-oo-t, mm-ie-ss, and thus learn to read the word. The reading board helps, because the student puts the letters and thus sees the word arise. The sound method meant a great improvement over the 'game method' used until then, in which the pupil spells a word by reading the letters as they are called, so aa-pee for ape, and -oo-tee for a note and a note. ie-es for mies. A reading board is designed so that the words on the shelf contain the most important letters and sounds.
Some translations come from an automated system and may contain errors.