We have been recommending the use of Writeboards for nearly eight years now. I highly recommend Writeboards.
Blanche Kairies, Paediatric Occupational Therapist, Sydney
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This Writeboard is a clear reusable board that is A4 in size. This is the perfect size for your average printer and nice and easy for your child to hold and control. Our age recommendation is for ages 3 and up.
The Writeboard has been in Sydney school classrooms for over eight years now. In that time they have not stained, shadowed or to our knowledge been broken by a student and they are still being used today with no signs of them wearing out. Writeboards® have bulk prices for schools, child care and other educational institutions. Please contact us.
The Writeboard is a fantastic tool to teach your child anything that you would like them to learn. There are no subject restrictions...it is unlimited. Anything that is placed underneath the Writeboard can instantly be traced over without the restriction of a frame to baulk your child's hand as they learn. Over the eight years we have been in business both teachers and Occupation Therapists have commented that it is basically the same as writing on a piece of paper, except the Writeboard makes it easier for the child because the whiteboard marker glides over the surface and has no resistance.
The four feet of the Writeboard sit on top of the A4 page, that way the two pieces (that is the Writeboard and the page) move as one piece. The whole concept behind the Writeboard sitting on the page (as one piece), is so when your child is tracing the worksheet, neither one of the surfaces moves without the other. There is nothing more frustrating for your child if they are attempting to trace something and one of the surfaces moves.
With a Writeboard you can use 100% of every textbook, without ever breaching Copyright, or ever having to photocopy anything ever again. Use any book that you buy your child over and over again. Instead of your child writing straight into the book...place the Writeboard over the page they are learning and get your child to write on the Writeboard instead of the page.
If they have siblings, the Writeboard and the book can be passed onto them which will save you even more money!
The Writeboard is also a fantastic surface to finger paint and paint on, no more holes in the paper for the young heavy handed child.
We all endeavour to keep as much of our child's artwork as possible, but all those pieces of paper start adding up and we then have to decide which ones to keep and which ones to let go. With the Writeboard you can keep every piece of your child's artwork by just taking a photo on your mobile or tablet. Make sure you open up a special file on your computer for your child to keep all the pictures in. Imagine being able to show your grandchildren artwork that their mother or father had done all those years ago.
Your child MUST improve if they practice...the Writeboard just makes it more fun.
Offering rewards for milestones completed will also inspire your child. Remember though there are many ways to reward your child that do not cost a lot of money and that will still inspire them.
Writeboards® suggest that you make an agreement with your child that inspires them to sit down for 15 minutes per day for a two week period and practice on their Writeboard (at the end of the two weeks they get their reward). Make sure you take plenty of pictures along the way of all of their work. We suggest sitting with your child while they practice, that way you can encourage and praise them as they go. If you make the whole practice session fun and interact with your child, you may find that it exceeds the 15 minutes on a number of occasions without them even noticing, simply because they are having fun and enjoying it!
Note: If you do go beyond the 15 minutes, the older conniving child may look for time discounts for the next day, of course your answer to that is no, unless they would like to break the agreement.
At the end of those two weeks, you can sit down with your child and show them all the pictures of their work. The exciting part here is that your child will be able to see with their own eyes how much they have improved over a short amount of time. (If it is something like maths that relies purely on answers, give them the final test after the two weeks). Make sure you make a huge fuss of the improvement and tell your child how proud you are of them, then watch your child burst with pride. Each time you do this your child will be even more inspired to keep practicing and improving. When they receive their reward it will be a double sense of achievement as not only did their practice every day, but they also improved while they did it. This is a wonderful injection for your child's self esteem. Make sure that you then set your next goal and reward while your child is still bursting with pride and excited, and then watch your child be set up to excel at school!
The Australian made and owned Writeboard is 99% recyclable. When your Writeboard finally wears out (we have no idea when that will be...over eight years and counting) just send it back to us and we will take care of it for you. No recycling happens in Australia, the Writeboard will be sent offshore to be recycled.
For the mums, dads, grandparents and carers the Writeboard also comes packaged in two different Writeboard Kits which include free worksheets downloads.
For schools the Writeboard Kits can be included in their Schools book fee. For Child Care the cost of the Writeboard Kits can be included in their enrolment fee.
The Writeboard Kits cannot be personally purchased by teachers or professional to use as a teaching aide. All professionals will require a Writeboards Site Licence to use our downloadable resources.
Quick Links to our Writeboard Kits
- The Writeboard Kit
- The Family Writeboard Kit
The Writeboard Kit has also been used by both schools and child care centres as an educational and environmentally friendly fundraiser (instead of chocolate). If you would like to know more about this please contact us.
We are in the process of getting a new video made, however, until then this will give you an idea of what the Writeboard does. This is an A3 Writeboard (we only sell these on special order now as they are too big and cumbersome for smaller child). The A4 Writeboard works exactly the same way, except for the fact that it is a lot easier for your child to hold and control.