Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Our Review: Crayon Rocks

Crayon Rocks are “so cool”, in the words of my four year old. And she’s right – they are not only cool, but incredibly functional. You see, Crayon Rocks are the creation of Barbara Lee, a teacher who worked with special needs children for 23 years. She was inspired to create a product that would not only develop a child’s fine motor skills (thanks to the shape of the rock and the ease of use), but also facilitate the development of handwriting skills without stress on the child. Crayon Rocks have been used with success in children with autism, cerebral palsy and more.

The rocks are incredibly easy to use, as their shape and texture allow the child to color and write with ease. They are made of soy oil and minerals, which contributes to their ease of application and vibrant color, and are non-toxic, so you can feel good about your child using them.

Finally, the unique shape and surfaces of the crayon rocks allow a child to explore and be creative with many sizes of lines, scribbles, thicknesses and more. My daughter Lily loved touching and feeling the rocks for the first time. She also loves the drawstring pouch they come in.

Make sure to add this item to your child’s Christmas list this year. They’re an amazing alternative to conventional crayons, and how great that they help develop those fine motor skills at the same time!

Crayon Rocks are available at the following store locations: Boomers & Echoes, Dilly Dally Kids, Shades of Green and Happy Little Clouds Art Studio.

Melissa Collins is a mother of 2 girls, lover of coffee and self-proclaimed lip-gloss junkie. While she’s not working in Recreation at the City of Surrey, she’s blogging about the realities and the humour in parenting. She’s a glamping-aholic and loves to unwind at her trailer at Mount Baker, cozied up on the hammock with a good book. Check her out at

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