Barbara Lee has been working with special needs children for over 23 years. She created Crayon Rocks after being inspired by Jan Olsen, OTR, and the Handwriting Without Tears program. Barbara learned how important it was to develop early a good tripod grip, as handwriting skills depends upon this.
“Since a child’s first writing tool is usually a crayon, that crayon should be one that encourages him or her to use thumb, first and second fingers in a tripod grip. This is what makes Crayon Rocks a wonderful tool for fine motor development.”
“A really good crayon should take very little effort in applying great swaths of color to the paper.
In fact, that crayon should be as much like paint as possible. Great colors that go on smoothly and easily, helping little fingers to grow strong as they spill their creative ideas on to paper.
I wanted a coloring tool that students with grip strength problems and disorders effecting fine motor control could use AND enjoy. It has been lots of fun to see what my students do with
their Crayon Rocks.
Children with cerebral palsy, autism, developmental delays and various forms of learning disabilities have tested Crayon Rocks in the classroom. Parents and teachers of special needs students often tell me how much their children love them. ”
Crayon Rocks are made of a softer soy wax and tinted with mineral powders. Crayon Rocks make an extensive array of vibrant colours and beautiful textures, and are a perfect art material for children. They are made from renewable soybeans grown in the USA and are colored with natural mineral powders, and are recommended for kids ages 3+.
I was sent a pretty bag of Crayon Rocks to review, and my nieces went nuts over them!! These are very inexpensive and would make the perfect stocking stuffers! Also, I can easily see them being used for excellent party favors!!
Crayon Rocks get a huge thumbs up from CoolCanucks, and should be owned by everyone!
♥→I received product for review. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products. Your opinions and results may differ than mine.←♥
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