|Barbara and her 4th grade students!|
About Crayon Rocks:Barbara Lee has taught children with special needs for 23 years. She invented Crayon Rocks after being inspired by Jan Olsen, OTR, and the Handwriting Without Tears program. She learned from her how important it was to develop early a good tripod grip. Handwriting skills depends upon this.
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 Little Goes a Long Way with Crayon Rocks!*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. Rich color that goes on smoothly and easily helps little fingers to grow strong as they spill their creative ideas onto paper.
Barbara wanted a coloring tool that students with grip strength problems and disorders affecting fine motor control could use AND enjoy. Children with cerebral palsy, autism, developmental delays and various forms of learning disabilities have tested Crayon Rocks in the classroom.
More about Crayon Rocks:
*Crayon Rocks uses U.S.A. grown and processed Kosher soy wax and several other organic waxes such as carnauba. Their colorants are derived from minerals and the filler, which gives the crayon its body, is a natural ground up rock.
*Crayon Rocks are made on a hilltop in Hestand, Kentucky, U.S.A. using American labor.
* They are made on a machine built exclusively for us by Monkey Wrench Design, San Francisco, CA
Crayon Rocks have NO phthalates in them.
*Crayon Rocks supports many charities.
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