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.|
|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!
- They strengthen the tripod grip muscles
- Perfect shape for small hands
- Bright and vibrant colors
- 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.