Crayon Rocks were developed by Barbara Lee, a special needs teacher who worked with elementary aged children for 23 years. She invented Crayon Rocks after being inspired by occupational therapist Jan Olsen and her Handwriting Without Tears program. She learned from Mrs. Olsen how important it was for children to develop a strong tripod grip early in their education process — handwriting skills depend upon this. Seeing that a simple tool to develop these skills in young children wasn't readily available, Ms. Lee set out to develop one.
Since my son has been in Pre-K, he is more interested in using crayons to color, instead of eating them!!!! And these are perfect for his little hands! But I wanted to know, as you probably do to:
How do Crayon Rocks help kids?
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. Because of their shape, they do not allow kids to easily grip them in a closed fist which deters fine motor development and are also more resistant to breaking.
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.
But your child does not have to be a special needs child to appreciate and benefit from these great crayons, they are great for all children.
You can purchase all kinds of sets for holidays like Christmas, Birthdays and Valentines Day on their website, and you can get a bag for between $9.45 and $15.95 depending on which ones you want.
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