Highly tactile, soft and pliable, Wikki Stix can be used by small fingers for all kinds of fine motor skills, to reinforce pre-writing skills, and for creative play. Wikki Stix are made of a strand of acrylic, hand-knitting yarn enhanced with a microcrystalline, food-grade, non-toxic wax and will stick to each other and almost any smooth surface with just fingertip pressure. They will not pull apart, but cut easily with scissors. Clean and easy to use...no preparation, no mess! Clean up is just a quick wipe with a dry cloth or paper towel.
Easy to change and reposition, Wikki Stix are endlessly reusable. Equally appealing to boys and girls they are perfect for home, school, and playtime.
The Rainbow Pak has 24 8-inch Wikki Stix in 6 rainbow colors (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple), plus sheet of ideas and activities. Ideal for ages 3 and up Wikki Stix contain no latex or any peanut or nut oil.
A few ideas to try:
Use Wikki Stix on a vertical surface (easel, cabinet, refrigerator) to strengthen the wrist. Use to teach prewriting strokes, as well as to practice forming letters and numbers.
Wikki Stix can also be used to trace these shapes (especially good on laminated paper to be used repeatedly.)
Perfect for making a raised border to show where to start and stop along the margins of the writing paper and to make coloring inside the lines easier.
Wrap1/2 of a Wikki around the base of a pencil as a physical cue to ensure the placement of fingers an appropriate distance from the pencil tip.