Crayon Rocks are a wonderful soy wax crayon offering rich color that goes on smoothly and easily helps little fingers to grow strong as they spill their creative ideas onto paper. Crayon Rocks are made from U.S.A. grown and processed Kosher soy wax and several other organic waxes such as carnauba. The colorants are derived from minerals, and the filler, which gives the crayon its body, is a natural ground up rock. The unique rock shape of Crayon Rocks are purposefully designed to help young children develop the tripod grip. The tripod grip is important when learning how to hold a pencil.
Crayon Rocks are non-toxic. They are, however, small enough (1.5 inch x .75 inch x .75 inch) to be a potential choking hazard to very young children.
Barbara Lee is the creator of "Crayon Rocks" . She taught children with special needs for 23 years, and 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 often 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.
Barbara created a coloring tool that students with grip strength problems and disorders effecting 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. Parents and teachers of special needs students often say how much their children love them.