|You press it, roll it, stick it and fix it! The possibilities are endless!|
I was excited to receive the invitation to review this ingenious learning ‘toy’ which has taken USA by storm. Once Dana opened the package, she has been playing with it during her ‘quiet time’ in the evenings. Looking at her interest and motivation, I knew we had uncovered a winner in Wikki Stix.
What are Wikki Stix?
• Colorful, non-toxic wax and yarn product to stimulate imagination and creativity in children (and adults!)
• Flexible, mold-able, and sticks to each other and almost any smooth surface with just fingertip pressure
• No glue, tape etc needed to create your craft, no preparation, no cleanup no mess.
• Appeals to boys and girls, 3 years and up
• Affordable, reusable manipulative for home and classroom
• Proudly made in the USA
How to Play with Wikki Stix?
The wonderful thing about Wikki Stix is that they are incredibly open-ended. You can leave them with the child and watch the stix be manipulated into just about anything. Wikki stix can also be adapted to supplement your home teaching. Kids can use them to form letters, shapes, animals, balls, numbers and even 3D figurines.
|The very first words she formed with Wikki Stix…|
For Mommies with younger kids, Wikki Stix faciliate quiet independent play which helps to free up some precious time to catch up on our meals or showers! I scoured Wikki Stix’s website for fun ideas to maximise the sample set we received:
1. Dot-To-Dot Templates
|Dana found it interesting to join the dots with the Wikki Stix and completed two designs within one sitting!|
For older kids, there are lesson plans to concretize abstract concepts and crafts to stimulate creativity:
|We did some phonics exercise where Dana identified similar beginning consonant sounds…|
|Since we are on the unit on Plants, we also used Wikki Stix to do up a simple life cycle..|
Evaluation: What We Love About Wikki Stix:
• Safe and Non-Toxic
• Reusable and ‘Mistake- Free’, helps build a child’s self-confidence
• Multisensory and Tactile, a good Homeschooling Resource
• Lightweight and Portable! Great for throwing into our bags to entertain a bored toddler at a restaurant, in an airplane or car ride.
• Unlimited Creative Uses, cultivates independent play
• Develops Concentration Span and Fine Motor Skills
• Make excellent Gifts or Party Favors!
Where can I buy Wikki Stix in Singapore?
Abrakadoodle Art Studio (East Coast)
902 East Coast Parkway Blk B #02-05B
Playground @ Big Splash
Tel: 65 62477288
8 Burn Rd, #05-06
Tel: 65 63394219
For more information on Wikki Stix, check out www.wikkistixasia.com or Facebook/Wikki Stix Asia. To celebrate its official launch in SE Asia, Think Thank will be extending Readers of Princess Dana Diaries a special discount in the month of September! Do check back this blog post for more promotional code coming up.