by: thumbelina - 27-02-13 19:41
Hi just wondered what your thoughts on the use of chalk in the playground is. i have been advised by a member of our management team that chilldren shouldn't chalk on the floor but on the appropriate blackboard surfaces on the walls. We always used the ground where I used to work to draw around people, make train tracks and roads that could be followed. This always engaged the boys in particular.
RE: playground chalk - 28-02-13 07:02
Puzzled....who would want to curb the enthusiasm of the boys when chalking on the floor outside...we do it all the time....for everything...drawing,adding.aiming,driving,nought and crosses...the list is endless....
RE: playground chalk - 28-02-13 08:17
A very old fashioned approach. Perhaps they think it doesn't look good to outsiders. If that is the case then add water and brooms to extend the play.
RE: playground chalk - 28-02-13 17:28
surely the rain just washes it away?
we love chalking on the ground
RE: playground chalk - 14-03-13 12:07
by: Lil Miss Purple
Madness, chalk washes away so easily! Plus I am sure the children would love to sweep the soapy water afterwards. It is a shame that it is like that, as you can have so much fun. Have you asked Management why this is the case? I always like to have the reasons behind such rules myself. A "This is not allowed" leadership without a reason why it is not allowed makes me feel a bit uncomfortable.
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