Is it a good or bad idea to let your child write or draw on your walls? Like most things in life there are pros and cons to allowing this to happen in your home. We take a look at the pros and cons of chalkboard walls. Pros: Encourages creativity Being creative and being given the opportunity to be so, is a must for all children irrespective of their age or ability. There are no hard and fast rules as to what you can draw or write on a chalkboard – only those 'set' by your own house rules. e.g. no swear words! chalkboard-walls

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Builds literacy and numeracy skills Learning the formation of words and reading them takes encouragement and practice. A chalkboard is a great place for a child to explore the world of literacy and numeracy come to that! chalkproject021409

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Stops children drawing on every surface Some will undoubtedly argue this point! But with the correct instruction a chalkboard may just prevent your child from scribbling or drawing on every surface they walk past. 1392691110-0


Aids fine motor skills It's an art learning how to hold a piece of chalk and making it make marks on the wall. Chubby chalks may be good for toddlers. Screen-Shot-2013-07-16-at-5.22.12-PM

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Sparks conversations Talking about what your child has draw or written will encourage conversations and aid vocabulary. imagesmall


It requires no storage space Apart from somewhere for the chalks and eraser a chalkboard doesn't take up any storage space, no matter how big it is! blackboard-design-ideas-black-chalkboard-paint-9


They can be used by all ages, including adults! All children and most adults like to make their mark, which makes chalkboards suitable for toddlers, teens and beyond. chalkboard-walls-30


Cons: Not on that wall! Children may think they can draw on any wall they like. toddler-wall-crayons-590

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Chalk Dust May be harmful to those in the family with breathing problems, although it's not toxic. 6151659930_8cb14610bd


Messy Chalk dust will get everywhere! The fine particulars of dust will settle like snow on every surface of the room. You could try and reduce this by using a damp board eraser when wiping clean or including a dust catcher at the bottom of the wall. 5851333_orig

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Chalk may mark flooring Chalk dust and the chalks themselves when trodden on may mark flooring, especially coloured chalks. before_i_die_walls_0046_web

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