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Hi, my name is Barbara Lee and I taught children with special needs for 23 years.  I invented Crayon Rocks after being inspired by Jan Olsen, OTR, and the Handwriting Without Tears program.  I 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 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 Crayon Rocks a wonderful tool for fine motor development.

A Little Goes a Long Way

A really good crayon should take very little effort in applying great swaths of color to the paper.  In fact, that crayon should be as much like paint as possible.  Rich color that goes on smoothly and easily helps little fingers to grow strong as they spill their creative ideas onto paper.

I wanted a coloring tool that students with grip strength problems and disorders effecting fine motor control
could use AND enjoy.  It has been lots of fun to see what my students do with their Crayon Rocks. 

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. 


This is a what we see from the shop window.  Spring had come and new leaves were just appearing.


This is the highway in front of the shop and on this day the traffic was particularly bad.  Even the horse was tailgating.


This is one of the local Amish girls with her bag of crayons. Like little girls everywhere they love a bag especially in velvet!

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