The robust Free Standing Chalkboard adds a fun and creative element to any outdoor play space. It has limitless uses within any play area, as it can be used for mark making, art, story telling, recording and calculations etc. it’s portability means that it can be used both within a quiet corner of a play area and amongst the hustle and bustle of a busy playground. It’s a perfect way to develop children’s speech and language too, through discussion, drawing and mark making. Children can use it to keep score or to write rules on during their active playground games.
The free standing, chalkboard is also double sided, so can be accessed from both sides and used for more than one focus at a time. It is ideal for encouraging social interaction between groups of children while giving them the opportunity to be creative with their mark making. This useful staple, outdoor resource, also allows teachers to take all their lessons outside, where they can use the giant chalkboard to model learning and demonstrate activities to the class. Individuals and groups can also access it as an effective place to record ideas, during group work and independent learning time.
Mark making develops fine motor skills and finger dexterity, as well as allowing children a medium through which to freely express their ideas, thoughts and emotions. It forms an important element of any outdoor play space.
The versatile Free Standing Chalkboard helps to bring indoor learning outdoors, right across the curriculum, and helps to promote purposeful writing for a reason, from the EYFS, to KS1, right through to KS2 and beyond into Secondary School. In fact, a weatherproof chalkboard is useful at all levels, and even would be an effective, dynamic and free way to communicate those informative, little messages that arise throughout the day to both staff, parents and children.