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24 February 2014

6 skills your child can learn with crayons

"The greatest paediatric brain-boosting technology in the world is probably a plain cardboard box, a fresh box of crayons, and two hours" (John Medina, author of Brain Rules for Baby).

Children have a natural desire for being creative. Painting with crayons is a great way to support this impulse. Crayons encourage self-expression, they help teach colours, they develop small muscle coordination and they constantly delight and amaze young children.

Painting with crayons teaches your child:
Writing Skills – Learn to hold and use crayons properly helps young children develop control in their hand muscles, thus aiding future writing efforts.

Creative Art Skills – Crayons are useful introducing children to the art forms of rubbings and crayon resist.  Crayons are one of the first tools children can use to record their environment and imagination.

Math Skills – Crayons can be useful in providing children with many opportunities for counting, matching and identifying sets.

Science Skills – Young children love experimenting with crayons by rubbing them over paper placed on various textures.  They also are fascinated by the fact that crayon shavings can be melted and appear opaque on certain papers.

Social Skills – Crayons are great for sharing.  They also are one of the first tools through which children can express their feelings.

Language Skills – Learning to name crayons is a great way for young children to learn the names of common colours.

Take a look at our newest beeswax crayons which have just arrived in our store. They are made exclusively from natural ingredients: regenerating raw materials, without petrochemical wax. So there is no reason for you to worry when your little one puts them in the mouth.

See the fantastic bright colours of the beeswax crayons in our short video (we admit that the main actress still has to work on her creative art skills).

Also check out our eco-crayons which are shaped like rocks – great for small hands, as they are very easy to grip, and shading. They are made from bees wax and 75% fruit plant and vegetable extracts.