Two of the most important lessons that any child has to learn, is how to draw and write. There are dozens of children's easels available that can be bought to help with these educational processes and also make them lots of fun. Most are made of wood and are double-sided so that kids can play with their friends or siblings at the same time. Kidkraft, Branching Out and Melissa & Doug make several of the most interesting versions of easels with extra trays to hold chalk, paint containers, brushes or other drawing materials.
Normally featuring a blackboard on one side and a white board on the other, some even have a paper roll holder that can be pulled down the easel for painting time. Parents need to note that the area around the children’s easel needs to be kept clear for unfortunate splashes! Several makers like Little Tikes and Crayola make big chunky plastic floor standing easels that can sometimes double as interesting obstacles for kids to race around!
If space is limited a desk easel could be the answer and these are also good for the smallest members of the family who may still going through the unsteady toddling phase. There are plenty of companies like Galt or Crayola who sell all the accessories for children’s easels as well as supplies for the replenishment of paints, crayons, brushes and board wipers, not forgetting the important non-spill paint pots.
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