Crayon Rocks 16pc Ecru Cotton
These high-quality crayon rocks are the most effective crayons for kids to strengthen the tripod grip, cleverly designed to prepare the fingers and hand for drawing, writing and coloring.
The shape allows small fingers to apply color in large, wide strokes when the long end is turned horizontal.
Material: All natural, soy wax made from USA grown soybeans and colored with non-toxic pigment powders
Barbara Lee, a special education teacher invented Crayon Rocks after being inspired by occupational therapist Jan Olsen and her ‘Handwriting without tears’ program. Designed for children to develop a strong tripod grip early in their education process — handwriting skills depend upon this. For a child’s first writing tool it is made to 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. Because of their shape, they do not allow kids to easily grip them in a closed fist or with any other inappropriate style of grip that deters fine motor development.
Manufacture in the quiet rural peace of Kentucky Amish farm country. They use a natural ground rock to give the crayons their body. This creates a crayon that goes on smooth and blends easily and is, in many ways, much like an oil pastel.
CRAYON ROCKS – Are simply the best coloring tool for young children! Made in rural Kentucky, USA from soybean wax, they are vibrantly colored and create beautifully textured child artwork similar to oil pastels.
MULTICOLOR CRAYONS – Sixteen (16) non-toxic, soy wax crayons in these colors: red, green, blue, egg yolk yellow, black, brown, orange, purple, pink, lime green, sky blue, sunshine yellow, gray, tan, and peach in a cotton Muslin Bag.
ERGONOMIC SHAPE – Used by occupational therapists and preschool teachers, they were specifically designed to strengthen the tripod grip muscles in young children and improve fine motor coordination.
STIMULATE CREATIVITY AND IMAGINATION – Allows small fingers to color easily in large, wide strokes. Developmentally appropriate for young children.
CRAYON SIZE: DURABILITY & SAFETY – 1 ¼ x 3/4 inch (images may appear larger) long lasting and durable. Although appearing smaller, volume is actually equal to that of major brand stick crayons. Crayon Rocks is non-toxic and conform to ASTM D-4236, ASTM F-963, EN71-3, and CPSIA.
WARNING: Choking hazard. Not for children under 3 years. Use with appropriate supervision.