Kids Art Easel


Parents should make sure that there is a kids art easel or a kids chalkboard in their child’s bedroom. Children’s easels allow kids to have fun and to express their creativity which also promotes activity in the brain. Easels are also a great way to detour kids from computers, video games and cell phones.

Drawing not only allows children to express their creativity, it also helps them acquire pre-writing skills. Did you know that drawing objects standing up is a skill that children acquire before they are ever able to write letters correctly? Kids learn to hold a chalk or a marker, to draw on a board and eventually to write letters. This is one reason why schools use chalkboards in order to help children acquire writing skills.

That’s why a kids art easel is a great idea and
essential in a child’s bedroom. Children’s easels can be used to learn numbers and the letters of the alphabet. For example, parents can participate in activities with their children in which they repeat writing the letters of the alphabet or learn to write their name. Writing on paper is ok too, but children usually find using the board a lot more fun. Besides, a children’s easel can serve as both decoration and as a presentation stand/teaching aid in the kid’s bedroom. If you write the letters of the alphabet or numbers on it, kids will easily be able to memorize them as they will be seeing the easel everyday. That's why kids easels or chalkboards can indeed be great learning tools.
kids easel
Price: $79.99
Age: 3-8
Skill: art

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Standing Easel


Which easel should you get? You can decide to get a standing easel or a wall-mounted easel. Note that even though standing easels fold up, they tend to take more space and they can be flimsier. You can also decide on an easel or board that uses chalk or markers or both! Chalk is easy to use and easily washable. Have you noticed that most schools usually have a chalkboard (whereas adults use boards with markers). Markers are good too, but they tend to be more expensive and they can also be messy especially if your kid drops the markers on the carpet. If you are looking for a standing easel, we recommend the Melissa & Doug Deluxe Standing Easel (ages 3-8). It includes a chalkboard and a locking paper roll holder. Therefore, it can use markers as well as chalk. The writing boards and trays are adjustable for the kid's height. As with many Melissa and Doug toys, the easel is safe to use and high quality.


kids easel
Price: $59.99
Age: 3-8
Skill: art

Easel with Magnetic Letters


Another standing kids easel that we recommend is the Easel with Magnetic Letters (ages 3-8). What we like about it is that it includes foam magnetic letters and numbers that can be used on the magnetic surface. Kids can use the magnetic surface and the foam letters to learn words. The easel can also hold craft paper so that the child can participate in drawing activities.



kids easel
Price: $19.99
Age: 3-8
Skill: art

Melissa & Doug Magnetic Chalk Board


If you are looking for a wall-mounted kids easel we recommend that you get the Melissa & Doug Magnetic Chalk Board (ages 3-8). The board is double sided, with the board on one side and the magnetic chalk board on the other side. This kids chalkboard also includes magnetic alphabet letters, colored chalk and a marker.






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