Thursday, September 5, 2013

Crayon Rocks Review and Giveaway

I had first heard about Crayon Rocks from a friend and I knew I just had to try them! I reached out to Barbara and asked her if Baby Z and I could review them and she quickly sent me some samples. Words cannot express how impressed I am with these crayons. I cannot believe they are not in used in schools everywhere!

The creator of Crayon Rocks, Barbara Lee, taught children with special needs for 23 years. She created them after learning how important it was for children to develop a good tripod grip early. From her website, "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."




I've always known how important it is for children to use the tripod grip but no matter how much I tried to encourage Baby Z to do it, she continued to hold her crayons and markers awkwardly. She was very excited when I dumped a couple of Crayon Rocks on the table for her and sat her down with some blank paper. After just a few seconds of figuring out the best way to hold them, she was coloring up a storm USING THE TRIPOD GRIP! Did I mention that my child is 19 months old?!? I'm just so utterly impressed that something so simple (and so natural!) made such a huge improvement on something so important.

Trying to figure out how to hold it correctly.
I cannot say enough good things about this product, it is just so perfect for kids working on their fine motor skills. I have been talking about them non-stop with anyone who will listen and I cannot wait to share these with the special education teachers I know, they NEED these in their classrooms!

Pros:
Even though she is holding it "backwards," she is still using the tripod grip.
  • MADE IN THE USA
  • Made from natural soy wax
    • Using American-grown soybeans!
  • Non-toxic
  • They strengthen the tripod grip muscles
  • Perfect shape for small hands
  • Bright and vibrant colors

Cons:
  • NONE! I love Crayon Rocks!

Buy It! You can purchase Crayon Rocks on their website here! They come in all different colors and quantities, I plan on getting the "Just the Rocks in a Box" pack which comes with 64 crayons so that I have plenty to last us and plenty to share!

Win It! Barbara has generously offered one I'm No Domestic Goddess reader their own bag of 16 Color Crayon Rocks! Enter on the Giveaway Tools form below-- you must do the mandatory entry or you will not win. I verify every single entry! This giveaway is open to the US only.


Please note: These crayons are made for children 3+, please supervise your child at all times as they are a choking hazard! Disclaimer: I was not compensated. I was given products for review purposes only and all opinions are my own.

51 comments :

  1. I'd love to win this for my little brother who has Down syndrome. He'd love these!

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  2. I would love to win this for my great-nephew. I am getting him a crayon bundle for Christmas and since he collects rocks this would be PERFECT!

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  3. I like that crayon rocks are non-toxic and made in the USA.

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  4. My 5 kids!
    Amy
    Lilhottemomma@yahoo.com

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  5. My 5 kids. Lilhottemomma@yahoo.com
    Amy

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  6. I would like to win this for my son. Although he's a little younger than the age they recommend I think he would be fine using these with supervision. I hope that with no tips to them maybe he won't insist on biting them off....

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  7. I leaned Just Rocks in a Box costs $29.50 and will supply a preschool class for one whole year!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  8. I'd like to win this for our family!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  10. I like the pastel crayon rocks:) Pretty colors!
    annejk112233 at yahoo dot com

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  11. Thank you for the opportunity! Excited to find out more about these products as well.

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  12. I learned that they are all natural soy wax crayons made in the USA. Very cool! Sounds fun and trustworthy.

    Thanks!
    Samantha
    jamesmadison1974@gmail.com

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  13. I would love to win these for my 3 year old. We homeschool and he can be hard on the crayons...lol

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  14. I would like to win this for my 3 year old son who has a hard time gripping crayons.

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  15. As a retired kindergarten teacher I love these crayons!!! My grandkids would love them too. The shape allows small fingers to color in large, wide strokes creating pictures rich in color.

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  16. I learned that a good crayon should take very little effort to use and I have a really hard time finding a crayon that does that!

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  17. I would love to win the crayons for my niece because she can spend hours coloring and we have so much fun together. It would be a blessing for her and me : )

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  18. My daughter because she loves to be outside and this looks like something she would love!
    Allison.bahr@yahoo.com

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  19. I would love to win this for my sons. They love to color and the fact that these are natural makes it even better.

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  20. I would love to win this for my Granddaughter. She is 3 and in love with coloring.

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  21. My son is currently obsessed with rocks... Any rock he finds goes straight into his mouth. Well EVERYTHING goes into his mouth. It is a huge perk to me that these are non toxic and I would feel safer having him put these in his mouth... I wish that I could say he wont put these in his mouth, but he will, so the fact that they are non toxic is a HUGE PLUS... Plus they are USA made so that helps our own people succeed....

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  22. I would love this for my twins. My boy twins has the hardest time figuring out how to hold properly and it's something we are working on so it would be awesome to help his grip.

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  23. I would like to win this for my son.
    Wendy Clark
    Clarksrfun at gmail dog com

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  24. This is a great idea! No more melting crayons and putting them in ice tray, teehee!

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  25. I want to win these for my daughter who loves art and is always drawing and coloring!

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  26. Great for little hands to color with AND okay to eat ;)

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  27. These will be great for my boys. My 22 month old is just learning to color, while my 6 year old need help mastering the grip. These would help him learn how to hold his crayon or pencil and may improve his handwriting.

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  28. I would like to win this for my daughter!

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  29. I like the fact that these are made out of soy wax.

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  30. i would love these for my niece who is 6 and loves to color.
    flyergal82 AT (yahoo) /dot/ $com

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  31. I would.like to win these for my niece Stella. Why? Because she is almost at the age to start coloring.

    Ladyblueeyez1960 (at)(aol)(dot)(com)

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  32. I'd love to win these for my (nearly) 15m old. He is always getting into Sissy's crayons + devouring them.

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  33. I would like to win for my grandkids.
    Sherry Compton
    savewish@yahoo.com

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  34. I like that crayon rocks are non-toxic and made in the USA.

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  35. These would be so awesome for the babies!!!!

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  36. I would love to win this for my daughter because she loves crayons and she LOVES ROCKS! She would absolutely adore these.

    Thanks for the chance.

    octoberbaby190 at yahoo dot com

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  37. great for grandparents – have kids of differing ages and abilities – will be ready whenever they come over

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  38. I would like to win these for my niece and nephew! Thanks for the chance to win! Aimee R.

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  39. I learned the creator and owner Barbara is an OT and was inspired to create Crayon Rocks from the program Handwriting without tears.

    Crayon Rocks Rock!!

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  40. I would love to win this for my son he has autism and I would love for him to color.

    Good Luck everyone!!!

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  41. designed to help the tripod grip muscles! interesting

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  42. I learned that one of the charities they support is the Birth Defect Research for Children.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerspn17 at yahoo dot com

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  43. I learnt that they are made from natural soy wax

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  44. Crayon Rocks were developed by a special education teacher.

    glindathegood@bellsouth.net

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  45. I would love to win Just Rocks in a Box. This looks perfect for a small classroom!

    glindathegood@bellsouth.net

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