Someone once gave me a little tip that the use of vertical surface for writing is better than the horizontal method. That was the first time I realized that it requires a different skill altogether when one writes/colors on a vertical surface. Imagine using a chalkboard for long – your hand aches, doesn’t it? Proof it’s a different experience, right there!
That said, vertical surface writing is something we all should encourage even though it sometimes gets messy when a crayon is involved (even though the said crayon is washable). These activities might include construction toys like wooden blocks, megablocks or lego, games, arts and crafts and writing tasks on the vertical plane.
There are loads of exciting ways to play and work using a vertical surface. Here are some of our favorites:
Vertical plane activities help students with developmental and learning disabilities improve fine-motor skills because the surfaces are right in front of their faces- promoting visual attention. Both vertical and angled work surfaces provide the following advantages and so here are 5 simple reasons why they should be encouraged.
We had a Christmas tree on the wall last year – That was a hit activity. Speaking of which… Christmas is almost here *eeeeeeee* Check out these felt Christmas tree and nativity that I made last year – all great vertical play activities!
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