Improving Fine Motor Skills in young children should be a vital part of in home learning. Strengthening finger muscles, however, can be a scary venture for parents active in their child’s education. Many early educators recommend squishy balls, coloring, and working with clay, but many parents shiver at some of these options due to the mess that can be made. After all, real parents know that play-doh never comes out of carpet, and some children seem to get bored with crayons rather easily. Another option to promote fine motor skills with in home learning is to purchase a dry erase or chalk board for your little one to use. Children never seem to tire of them, and the clean-up is simple and easy. Parents can usually find these purchases at their local office supply store for a reasonable rate, and they come in a variety of sizes. If parents choose one of descent quality, the only additional expense is replacing markers or chalk. Parents active in their child’s education will be delighted to see how much time most children will spend doodling on these boards. In addition, these boards will grow with children as they progress from doodling to early writing, and some parents find them a valuable tool if your child is beginning to practice writing in school. In fact, Expo sells one that is lined for writing on one side for beginner writers, and it is blank on the other side for drawing. Parents will find these boards are an inexpensive, valuable addition to their in home learning resources.