Like fences, walls can be for keeping children safe, but they can also become creative usable spaces.
Vertical surfaces are beneficial for children in developing fine and gross motor skills. Shoulder/elbow stability, wrist extension, midline crossing and visual attention are all enhanced on a vertical surface and provide young children with important skills for future writing experiences.
At Stay and Play, the addition of a chalk board to the wall in the nook has provided a focal point for children to express themselves visually as well interacting with adults about the theme for the day.
The wall and the path, leading to the office, is another space for children to interact and try a range of sensory experiences using chalk, water, paper, plastic and contact. Joy Stewart 10 August, 2018