Slant boards provide an alternative surface on which a child can practice writing. We love to see children working on a slant board as an alternative to working on horizontal surfaces. For many children, it is easier to see and use their eyes smoothly while working on a vertical surface. For example, a slant board can be a great help when reading books. Working on a vertical surface also requires the use of a different set of trunk and upper extremity musculature, which encourages better posture and shoulder girdle/upper extremity control. As an extra bonus, drawing/painting on a slant board (vertical surface) helps grasp strength and promotes better handwriting skills.
How to make a Slant Board