Age Group: Infant/Toddlers
Nature’s Instruments chalkboard panels can be placed into sections of fence or against a blank wall to maximise the vertical space in a playground. The simple cedar frame boards are sealed for protection from the elements, and mural paper can be affixed to the wall using simple pins so that the art can be brought inside after completion.
Sensory Processing: Tactile, Visual, Proprioceptive, Vestibular
Motor: Eye-Hand Coordination, Balance, Coordination, Crossing at the Midline, Motor Planning
Cognitive: Focus, Attention, Comprehension
Social/Emotional: Parallel, Joint or Cooperative Play, Turn-Taking, Self-Regulation
Communication: Expressive and Receptive Language
The 4’x8′ chalkboard allows children to have a great range of motion while writing and drawing. The large chalkboard allows children to easily play parallel, jointly or cooperatively with other children. For children with core balance issues, chalking at this outdoor chalkboard is a subtle way to support their goals. For a more directed approach, the large size of the chalkboard allows children to walk, skip, hop and run along the side of the board while drawing, providing many types of sensory experiences in a single activity. This component can be installed as a fence panel or at different heights to accommodate for wheelchairs.