Why Kids Should Work on a Vertical Surface


One thing that stands out to me in the schools where I work is that you never see a good old fashioned chalkboard anymore!  Gone are the days of feeling that chalky dust all over your hands, racing classmates to finish math facts on the chalkboard, and clapping out the erasers during detention! 🙂

Back when I was in school, I never thought about the developmental benefits of writing and working on the vertical surface of the chalkboard, but as a therapist, now I know that there are many!  The occupational therapists I work with encourage children to work on vertical surfaces all the time and here’s why…

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