Is it just scribble? No, it’s so much more than that. Other than the importance and art of scribbling itself, we highly encourage the children to start their pre-writing journey using a vertical surface.
Firstly, the positioning of a child’s body while scribbling on a wall naturally extend their arm, which stabilizes the bodily movement, automatically creating a better pencil grip. Furthermore, as a child’s whole body works against gravity, it creates endurance and flexibility for the shoulder and elbow area, which in the long run influence their strength for paper-pencil activities such as drawing, colouring and writing. In other words, the whole body work together to keep developing movements and coordination.
Secondly, working on a task such as this one, brings the work right in front of their eyes. This means that it could help them to focus better. This could also prolong attention span, for those who may be easily distracted.
Lastly, their free movements encourage midline crossing. The midline is an imaginary line across the body, however young children needs to exercise to perfect the crossing, as it will affect their everyday life tasks (For example; right hand reaching left knee). They will later apply these crossing while doing everyday tasks, like when they need to use both hands to put on socks or sitting down “criss-cross-apple-sauce” on the floor.
As you can see, the importance of our scribble wall goes further more than just the fun of it. Everything that we have in Toddlers Town, serve particular purposes for each developmental need of the children. What are you waiting for? Let’s make sure that your child receive all the right sensorial activities that they need from their immediate environment 🙂
Published on: 13/11/2018