The Writing's On The Wall
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!
Builds literacy and numeracy skills
Stops children drawing on every surface
Aids fine motor skills
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It requires no storage space
They can be used by all ages, including adults!
Cons: Not on that wall!
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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.