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 soybean 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.
Unlike most crayons which are made of petrolium paraffin wax, Crayon Rocks are made from soy wax. We combine this wax with natural mineral pigments to create beautiful colours and a natural ground rock that gives the crayons their body. This creates a crayon that goes on smooth and blends easily.