Who doesn’t like to doodle? It has to be the most fun way of improving fine motor skills and helping to conceptualise ideas. The chalkboard is also a fantastic medium to communicate with children who cannot verbally make themselves heard. It can be a good way to find out if a child is happy or sad or find out what they want to do next by drawing simple characters on the board.  This is another great item to use in quieter zones in play spaces, for children who need tranquility and calm.