The Filo Tablet is actually a unique double sided board! One side is a dry erase board with grid lines on it for drawing with the included dry erase pen; the opposite side is a textured board to allow for the included string to adhere to it. Take a colored string and thread it into the plastic “pen” . Now drag the “pen” along the textured board, making shapes, alphabet letters, designs - the sky's the limit!. The string will stick to the board and your design will be created. Each string is twenty four inches long so the pen will need to be rethreaded for additional designs or lines. Flip your board over to the dry erase side and continue to create. Use the grid lines to help guide your creations. The dry erase marker has a clip to attach it to the board so you won't lose it. The 12 pattern cards that are included can be copied for hours of fun!
The Filo Tablet can be graded for a variety of developmental levels. The box says 4+ and it means it! Young users can produce simple letters, numbers and shapes; more complex scenes can be “drawn” by the older users.
The Filo Tablet has many benefits:
It has a high educational value - it develops artistic skills, motor coordination and encourages children to think creatively. It has many therapeutic uses as well: bilateral coordination (board stabilization), visual motor skills, fine motor skills, visual perceptual skills, following/giving directions (receptive and expressive language), as well as sensory integration (texture of the board as well as the strings), The “pen” encourages a good pencil grasp.
a) 12 pattern cards b) 1 plastic lacing-"pen" c) 12 laces (4 colors) d) 1 special drawing board with a whiteboard and textured blackboard e) 1 dry-erase marker with holder and eraser f) 1 stand for the board to be set on, making a great slant board