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Art Easel / Magnetic Chalkboard 2-Sided

Art Easel / Magnetic Chalkboard 2-Sided
Brand: Natural Playgrounds Company
Toxicity: treated with child friendly wood preservative
Age Appropriateness: all ages
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Art Easels are a must on a playground. 33% of children are visual learners, and children who make art read better and get better grades, so art should be an important activity outside as well, because the outdoor environment stimulates all kinds of sensations that children can’t get inside.

It’s well known that art develops hand and eye coordination, stimulates perception, allows exploration of ideas, encourages creative solutions, enhances critical thinking, provides a way to reflect on feelings, and allows children to be more self-aware and to express thoughts or emotions in new ways, so these Art Panels should play a critical role in your outdoor curriculum.

Writing with chalk directly on these washable panels, or on paper attached to them, gives children a place to express themselves.

Two-sided Chalk Panels are made of steel with a coating of chalkboard paint, so magnetized items will stick to them.

Standard sized Art Panels for childcare centers are 2’x3’, and each has a small shelf 12” off the ground.

Comes as a kit with complete, easy installation instructions.

NOTE: there is also the choice of ordering the easel with a Clear Polycarbonate panel, so if you want that, look at that item in the store.

Further notes:

The double-sided chalk panel let’s more than one child experiment with chalk drawing on each side of the easel.

Play Options include:
• children can writing directly on the surface with different colors of chalk
• using the panel as a backdrop on which kids hang paper with magnets or masking tape.
• mixing up slurries of different colored liquid soaps, and then using these as finger paint.
• using different colored, small sticky notes to create collages.
• or, if you have lots of magnetized play items, the kids can stick them all over to make patterns, hold things on the panel, etc etc.

And so on :)))
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