When we moved in years ago and chalkboards were so of-the-moment I painted a wall in our “kitchen” with chalkboard paint.  In the past it has been a menu for dinner parties, drunken quote board, alternative christmas tree, art canvas and to-do list notepad.  It’s latest iteration is a welcome surprise, entertainment for 15 month old Theo!  I didn’t know that he would have the capacity to focus his attention on a chalkboard or not eat the chalk but we took a chance the other day and success!  He does require constant supervision to keep the chalk on the chalkboard and not on all the other surfaces in the house ;).  This chalkboard has become new again as it provides creative entertainment without taking up any additional floorspace and it’s easy to clean up after!

Now I must look for other vertical toy/entertainment possibilities…