Slate Chalkboard

Slate Chalkboard

# 007649

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Item #: 007649
Grades: PK-3

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The 4" x 6" Slate Chalkboard helps children learn to write capitals and numbers without reversals. Use Little Chalk Bits to foster finger dexterity and good pencil grip. The smiley face at the top left corner reinforces top-to-bottom, left-to-right directionality. Made of real slate.

The Get Set for School program is the high quality program you would expect from Handwriting Without Tears. This program was designed specifically for the preschool years, and uses the fun methods you would expect for that age. This program employs a unique, multisensory approach which prepares children to write. Children will play, build, sing, color and learn while developing important skills. Readiness & Writing Pre-K Teacher's Guide, now in its 8th edition, provides everything you need to understand the program and developmental stages to effectively teach the lessons. Topically, children learn the alphabet, letter and number recognition and formation, counting, shapes, colors and drawing. The writing focus is on uppercase letters, while lowercase letters are taught toward the end of the year (beginning in Week 30) using the My First Lowercase Book. Complete explanations are given on how to use the suggested manipulatives. Lessons are easy to use and there is a suggested 36 week schedule found in the front of the book. Crayon skills are developed while using special pages for scribbling and coloring. Strokes are practiced on "Mat Man" before ever making a letter. Capital letters and numbers are then practiced using a crayon. There are also extra activity pages which check readiness skills.

I Know My Numbers is a set of 10 small horizontal booklets (14 pgs ea), each centered on a number 1-10 that a student methodically works through as they practice writing and understanding these numbers. They are full of charming black and white illustrations and clear instruction. Little Chalk Bits is a good sized box (about 6.5"x 4"x 2) full of 1 pieces of thin (1cm) white chalk. This will go a long way! Little Sponge Cubes is a set of 100 (50 yellow/50 blue) small cubes (1cm) of kitchen sponge. Just right for tiny fingers to erase with!

This is a wonderful introduction to the world of handwriting for the preschool child.We offer several packages with both the most essential and also with recommended items for the program to fit your budget.

A follow up book to preschool is Kick Start Kindergarten, which reviews upper and lowercase letters, or the Kindergarten program, Letters and Numbers for Me.
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Handwriting Without Tears
0.3563 (lbs.)
7.56" x 5.62" x 0.31"
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I use these little chalkboards for my Little House on the Prairie Classes. They are the perfect size and reminiscent of Laura Ingalls's time in school.
Brenda M on Aug 8, 2022
needed for Handwriting
Sharon K on Apr 6, 2022
I use these little chalkboards for my Little House on the Prairie Classes. They are the perfect size and reminiscent of Laura Ingalls's time in school.
Brenda M on Aug 8, 2022
This was the cheapest price I found online!
Natalie Harrell H on May 16, 2022
needed for Handwriting
Sharon K on Apr 6, 2022
Maria M on Feb 15, 2022
travel dysgraphia intervention
Mary M on Sep 23, 2021
This chalkboard gives boundaries for the kids to write on, helping them with the height and curvature of the letters/numbers.
Jennifer Z on Sep 21, 2021
To replace the one that my kids lost
Megan H on Apr 30, 2021
For a preschooler learning to write numbers (sometimes) backwards, this chalkboard creates an easy method to prevent the reversal. The "starting corner" makes the child write left to right.
Diane G on Nov 27, 2020
Philip Z on Sep 12, 2020
Recommended by St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
Michelle A on Aug 13, 2020
Additional boards for my other 2 kids
Suzanne F on Aug 12, 2020
I think this will really help a young learner with forming letters. The sides of the chalkboard help with making the straight lines needed letter formation.
Kathryn C on Aug 2, 2020
Great for practicing letters
Julianne H on Jul 28, 2020
To focus more on tactile writing to go along with our PreK curriculum package
Monica M on Jun 21, 2020
For my left handed four year old to practice her HWT letters.
Dyan C on May 11, 2020
5 yo with poor dexterity
Peter F on Jan 10, 2020
Invaluable tool for the Handwriting with Tears program.
Barbara S on Jun 1, 2019
We use these with Handwriting Without Tears as well as math, so it's a staple in our house and a perfect size for small hands.
Heidi D on Nov 7, 2018
My preschool Teacher said she had to have them.
Ronda E on Sep 10, 2018
Like this board as kids enjoy tracing with wet sponge
Rui Xin Kelly F on Jun 11, 2018
The first chalkboard that I bought to use with HWT materials broke. I like having the small slate both for HWT letter practice, and also for general use.
Marina L on Mar 21, 2018
to help fine motor skill for my 5 year old son
Grace C on Feb 2, 2018
I want to try the small chalkboard for limiting a child's writing space.
Anne C on Oct 8, 2017
I chose this to help my son learn handwriting, and it's been a great help.
Rebekah G on Sep 19, 2017
Teaching my kindergartner how to write
C H on Sep 5, 2017
Recommended by OT
Sherry S on Jul 5, 2017
Part of Handwriting without tears program.
Marta B on Oct 3, 2016
I wanted a slate for each of my students.
Kathy B on Aug 21, 2016
The homeschool curriculum I am using this year recommended it to be the best for young children.
Mary K on Aug 14, 2016
Getting an extra one of these for my preschooler because she loves her older brother's so much and always wants to use it.
Maranda S on Aug 13, 2016
To go along with our HWT curriculum Letters and Numbers for Me for our very hands-on 5 year old learner.
Nicole E on Aug 10, 2016
This is the 4th slate that I have bought from HWT. I love the program. It works well for all my kids, I just wish that they would not drop them so much.
holly o on May 27, 2016
Home school
Marie L on Feb 16, 2016
To keep my 4-yr old busy.
David P on Nov 18, 2015
St. Thomas Aquinas Academy recommended it.
Emily S on Nov 1, 2015
This was the cheapest price I found online!
Natalie Harrell H on May 16, 2022
Maria M on Feb 15, 2022
Is this chalkboard magnetic? I'm looking for a chalkboard that I can put magnetic pieces on to make forming letters more fun.
A shopper on Nov 23, 2019
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BEST ANSWER: No, they are not magnetic
How big is this chalkboard?
A shopper on Feb 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The chalkboard area is 4 inches x 6 inches. With the frame it is about 5.75" x 7.75". And both sides have the chalkboard area.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great tool
I love this as a tool to help avoid or correct trouble with letter reversals. That smilie in the corner and the nice edge work well. Having students trace with a wet sponge, dry cloth, then chalk is a great way to get three attempts that feel like one. We use it alongside a handwriting without tears book. Some chalk boards do not pick up the chalk nicely but this one does! It is also a nice size for the job.
September 18, 2022
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Works well & my children love to be able to write letters on it.
September 12, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good Slate
I purchased one slate for each of my children. It was fun for the younger kids to draw on it with chalk while the oldest one worked on handwriting. The slate was well made and has held up well during this school year.
June 7, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great for home schooling!
January 9, 2019
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great product
This was a great way to get my son to learn how to write his letters the right way. Wet, dry and try was a fun way to do it. Love the smiley face in upper left corner as a reminder.
October 3, 2018
over 4 years ago

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