Parents' Guide to

Chalk Walk

By Cynthia Chiong, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Kids learn pencil grip but still need real practice.

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Chalk Walk is a creative activity to get kids ready for writing, but it's no replacement for real paper and pencil practice. While many little kids can grip a crayon and scribble, gripping a pencil correctly requires refining their movements. The grip and movements in Chalk Walk don't directly mimic writing with paper and pencil, but the activities do require kids to hold a similar grip and to make more accurate movements.

There are features to keep kids motivated, and the literacy elements are a nice addition, though they could use a little oomph. While kids trace around letters and see the words spelled out, they are not labeled and nothing more happens to extend the literacy learning.

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