I have been itching for Rain to use her 2-in-1 easel stand which Rain received from her Ninong Ryan. One side is a black board and the other side is a magnetic white board. I have been wanting her to try using the black board side but I was worried that chalks are toxic. Although after some research I learned that chalks really won't do any harm because it's made from calcium sulphate or calcium carbonate, of course as a first-time mom I was still hesitant. All I knew was to only buy stuff that are branded as "non-toxic".
So, are there non-toxic chalks? I asked around National Bookstore and to my delight, yes there was!
The brand is Dong-A. (Girls my age are probably familiar with the brand because they also make those attractive gel pens we used in high school hehe). The box also says "dustless". Perfect! I was worried that Rain might inhale the chalk dust.
One box of 12 colors is only P15.75 (That's only $0.36!) And for a box of 12 colors? Not bad!
I just love the variety of colors it has! Here's the color palette I made using all the colors in the box. As you can see they're not just basic colors.
Rain certainly loves it! Was it dustless? Not completely, but definitely creates far less dust than the normal chalk. You would still have dust on your fingers, but not so much flying around the room.
I was so amazed with the colors that I felt the urge to draw. So I drew Olaf for her hehehe. Do you wanna build a snowman?
The other day she asked me to draw "Sofia feeeerst" (Sofia the First). Don't mind my quick poor drawing hahaha! Then as a final touch, I drew Sofia's necklace. Then she suddenly pointed it out and said "Amulet!" I didn't even teach her that! She surprises me every time! (Thank you Disney Jr.!)
Now if only I had the confidence to home-school Rain, this blackboard would be the perfect teaching apparatus! :-)