Who doesn't love Wikki Stix? They have some practical applications
around the house, but their best use is for kids who are visual
learners. They are wonderful for art projects but they are also
wonderful for learning letters and shapes and even hand-eye coordination.
What are Wikki Stix? Well, the Wikki Stix website describes them
like this: "Wikki Stix are made of hand-knitting yarn enhanced
with a microcrystalline food-grade, non-toxic wax, the kind used
in bubble gum and lipstick." Wikki Stix stick to almost any surface
and can be peeled off and repositioned and/or reused over and over.
They are mess free and can be cut to any size with a simple pair
of kids' scissors.
The Basic Shapes Creative Fun Kit is a series of cards accompanied
by a variety of different-colored Wikki Stix. The cards are like
dot-to-dot worksheets, but they introduce the basic shapes. What
a great preschool/kindergarten tool!
The Wikki Stix Book of Wiggles, Squiggles and Curlicues is
a board book with illustrations that need to be completed with
the accompanying Wikki Stix. There is a story as you go along as
well as instructions on how to complete the picture. A star is
the beginning point for each Wikki Stix embellishment.
My kindergarten-aged grandchild is having a blast with these kits.
Working on her numbers and letters is very painless with Wikki
Stix because she is "playing -- not working."
I highly recommend these and other available Wikki Stix kits to
homeschoolers because they make learning fun.