The Bodhi Perspex Easel is the latest addition to the Bodhi and Baxter line. Built from all Australian timbers like Pine and Tasmanian oak. This product is a great addition to your child and family.
standing at 110cm high, 90cm wide and 60cm wide at the legs of the easel, and having the perspex starting at 50cm from the ground, any child able to stand will be able to use this easel.
Shipping is free of charge. There is some assembly required (it will only be attaching bottom two legs to frame). the bolts will be included and there is two bolts for each leg.
Some of the benefits of your child using an easel:
1.Shoulder and elbow stability: The vertical surface on the bodhi easel allows your child/children to use bigger arm movements that encourage strength and flexibility throughout the joints and muscles of the upper extremities. Even the hand gets a hefty boost of strengthening as it works against gravity to keep making vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines.
2. Bilateral Coordination: For kids, tracing an object, using a stencil, or even just stabilizing their paper to write on an upright surface requires the use of both hands (one to trace, one to hold) AND it requires proprioception and strength to hold the object that is being traced!
3. Midline Crossing: When a child is writing or drawing across a large vertical surface, he has to cross the midline of his body with his dominant hand to reach all of the spaces. This is great practice for children who are struggling with midline crossing and establishing a strong hand dominance.
4. Wrist Extension & Pencil Grasp: Vertical surface writing naturally puts the wrist in an extended position which encourages hand stabilization for better pencil grasp and control of writing utensils.
5. Visual Attention & Eye Hand Coordination: Working on a vertical surface like the Bodhi Easel brings the task closer to the child’s eyes. This helps kids who have difficulty maintaining visual attention to activities and can help to encourage hand-eye coordination, as the child has a better view of what they are doing!
6. Spatial Awareness: When a child works on a large vertical surface, it makes directional terms (up, down, left, right) much easier to understand because the child can relate the words to his very own body!
7. Core Strength & Posture: Working in a kneeling or standing position at an upright surface gives kids a good dose of core strengthening. There’s no slumping or leaning on the back of the chair – the only choice is to engage those core and back muscles to maintain upright posture!