The use of larger vertical surfaces such as chalkboards, marker boards, and Smart boards allows children to use bigger arm movements that encourage strength and flexibility throughout the joints and muscles of the upper extremities. Vertical surface writing naturally puts the wrist in an extended position which encourages hand stabilization for better pencil grasp and control of writing utensils.
Materials (aff link)
Dry eraser markers
smart board or a projector
Black and white picture
Start by plugging your computer into your smart board. I go to google images and type in Coloring pages for kids Then pick an image and it should show up on your smart board. Now kids are ready to color.
Working on a vertical surface brings the task closer to the child’s eyes. This helps kids who have difficulty maintaining visual attention to activities and can help to encourage hand-eye coordination, as the child has a better view of what they are doing!