Double Sided Magnetic Learning Easel
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This double-sided learning easel comes ready to assemble with starter accessories for hours of fun play and learning activities. Both sides of the easel are magnetic. One side has a white board to use with dry erase markers and one side has a green chalk board to use with regular chalk sticks. Powdered chalk, not liquid, as this board is porous.
The whole unit is made of a plastic material with smooth edges and rounded corners, making this not only child friendly but also toddler friendly. The manufacturers recommended age for this toy art easel is ages 3 to 10 yrs. I could easily see a 3 to 10 year old enjoying this learning easel.
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Learning Easel Package Includes: dis-assembled easel parts, double sided magnetic boar with white board and chalk board, 1 sponge eraser, 1 small dry erase marker with eraser tip, 1 package of magnetic alphabet letters and one package of magnetic numbers and symbols.
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Assembling The Learning Easel
This magnetic learning easel comes ready to be assembled with easy instructions. The instructions for the learning easel were on the box. The instructions were a series of images that lead you step by step, there was no text.
Each of the pieces are imprinted with a letter and a number. For example: A1 A2 B1 B2 C1 C2 etc.. Each leg of the tripod had a letter value. The top section that creates the bear head shape also had a letter and number combination on each of the entry points for the legs.
Part A1 of leg A slid up into part A1 on the bear head. You repeat this for each of the first three top leg pieces. You then add the triangle shaped tray or utility holder which is also imprinted with the corresponding leg that goes in each opening. A2, B2, C2, the second piece of each leg is also marked with A2, B2 and C2 as this is where all three sections meet.
Leg A and B are fully formed at this point. Leg C has one extra section where C3 (the bottom of C2) connects to an extra support base for the back leg of the tripod. It is also imprinted with the letter and number combo.
There were no tools involved with the set of of this unit at all. It is simply matching the sections with the same letter number combination and remembering to add the tray in the middle. That’s it really. After you have the legs in place your learning easel is pretty much set up.
The next step is deciding which height you want the whiteboard holder to be. There is one lower for shorter children or toddlers and one a little higher for slightly taller children. The two yellow hooks sort of just pop into place by tipping upwards while inserting and then press down and in. Reverse this step to take them out and use the other height.
Using the Learning Easel
At this point your learning easel is fully assembled and ready to use. They did however include stickers to dress up the art easel and create the bear appearance. Two included bear ear stickers and one label sticker are easily added to the appropriate areas. These are not easy to move after you place them so take a little time, although they give plenty of room so you do not have to be exact or perfect and it still turns out great.
The package of magnetic alphabet letters and numbers seemed pretty small, but once placed on the board they seemed the perfect size. The magnets are strong and tiny. These stuck very well to both sides of the board with not issues with falling off. Bumping the easel, writing and even erasing did not make these magnets fall or even budge. Very good quality as far as the magnet goes. The magnets are plastic and light weight. They are 3 dimensional but concave from the back.
Overall I think this is a great art easel for kids and even toddlers who like to doodle or are learning letters and numbers. I like that it has a height adjustment to make playing comfortable for kids of multiple ages. The colors are bright and neutral allowing for easy gifting to a boy or girl. The no tool assembly is a definite bonus!