Every museum gift shop, paperie boutique, and art supply store has crayons, but nothing like these. Looking as if they’ve fallen from a souvenir treasure bag, Crayon Rocks are made in America from natural soy wax, using American-grown soy beans so they are non-toxic, and colored with natural mineral powders. Crayon Rocks have vibrant colors and make beautifully textured art work.
Barbara Lee DaBoll has been teaching children with special needs for 22 years. I invented Crayon Rocks after being inspired by Jan Olsen, OTR, and the Handwriting Without Tears program. I learned from her how important it was to
develop early a good tripod grip. Handwriting skills depends upon this.
Box of crayons specially shaped to encourage the tripod grip, develop fine motor skills, provide handwriting practice and handwriting skill, art supply for children, teaching child with sensory processing disorders or other special needs such as cerebral palsy or autism, art material recommended by occupational therapists for children and special ed teachers. Art supply for preschools or primary schools.
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.