One of the most favorite activities in our household is craft time. I love how their faces light up when they are creating their masterpieces. This month I had the opportunity to review Guidecraft’s 4-in-1 Flipping Floor Easel.
Art and craft helps build up physical co-ordination among kids: Activities like painting, drawing, coloring, cutting, joining and gluing things together to form a new object improve motor coordination in children.
Creativity: Indulging in art and craft activities is a way of allowing children to express themselves other than words and actions.
Sense of achievement and feeling of satisfaction: Kids are often proud of the things which they have finished on their own. Hence, upon completing an art piece, they feel a sense of satisfaction. It also builds up their confidence.
Spending time together: Art and craft activities are community activities. Children enjoy participating in painting competitions along with their friends. You can also organize these activities at home and teach your kids how to work closely with family members.
Improve concentration: Children involve in art and craft activities learn to concentrate on one thing at a time. These activities inculcates perseverance in them. They also learn to ignore failures.
Enhance planning skills: It is impossible to complete an art and craft activity without proper planning. Therefore indulging in these activities means learning to plan things well in advance.
Retails for $120.00
My take: Since we just celebrated both of the boys’ birthday this past weekend, I planned ahead and we put together this easel as soon as it arrived. Here is a picture of all the pieces taken directly out of the box:
Mom’s perspective: I really loved the bright primary colors and how easily both of the boys were able to reach the entire height of the easel. We have used the easel for multiple activities: painting, dry erase marking, coloring with crayons and sticking all of our magnets on it. I love the quick easy clean-up and the ability to flip the easel from one side to the other for quick turnaround for a new activity when they are getting tired of one side. My only wish….that long slots were included for chalk since the boys always break them when throwing the chalk into the plastic cups we bought.
Physical therapist’s perspective: Bright colors that draw the children into the defined area of play, how the easel promotes erect posture and multiple opportunities for hand-eye coordination activities.
I was not paid in any form of cash for this posting. I did a receive free product samples to keep for my testing purposes. I was under no obligation to write a positive review or host a giveaway in return for the product. Receiving the product for free did not persuade my personal beliefs or views. My views are solely my own opinions.