Crayonball

Promoted Skills

Product Description

Sphere, cone, cube and pyramid shaped crayons enable a child to use a whole-hand to grasp, draw and color. They also prepare the child for the traditional tripod hold that is necessary for writing. Each crayon is approximately 2” in diameter. Crayonball™ Shapes Multi-Pack and Crayonball™ Spheres Multi-Pack are available and sold separately.

Physical 4

Skills

  • Wrist rotation is incorporated into simple drawing exercises.
  • Crossing midline can be encouraged as children draw large forms, such as a rainbow from one side of the paper to the other, or a roadway for a car. Crossing midline is an important skill that helps in determining a dominant side and organizational skills.
  • Hand grasp and manual dexterity is practiced and refined as children draw with the Crayonballs.

Play Ideas

  • These crayons can be used in any way typical crayons are used.
  • Crayons are used in school and therapy settings. These Crayonballs make coloring accessible to more children.

Adaptation Ideas

  • Use the plastic packaging for a crayon holder during drawing activities.  This helps children easily retrieve a crayon and eliminates the risk of the spheres rolling out of reach.  You may have to cut the two sides of the packaging apart so they lay flat.
  • Trace an outline of a picture using glue.  When the glue dries, a raised edge remains that can assist children in coloring specific areas and staying “in the lines”.

Communicative 4

Skills

  • Parallel play, cooperative play and social interaction can all be fostered using the Crayonball multi-packs.
  • Because there is just one Crayonball of each color in a set, sharing and turn taking opportunities arise.

Play Ideas

  • These crayons can be used in any way typical crayons are used.
  • Crayons are used in school and therapy settings.  These Crayonballs make coloring accessible to more children.

Adaptation Ideas

  • Trace an outline of a picture using glue.  When the glue dries, a raised edge remains that can assist children in coloring specific areas and staying “in the lines”.

Sensory 3

Skills

  • Visual tracking skills can be encouraged as children draw with a Crayonball.

Play Ideas

  • These crayons can be used in any way typical crayons are used.
  • Crayons are used in school and therapy settings.  These Crayonballs make coloring accessible to more children.

Adaptation Ideas

  • Trace an outline of a picture using glue.  When the glue dries, a raised edge remains that can assist children in coloring specific areas and staying “in the lines”.
  • Glue a large dark piece of paper under the paper to be colored on.  This can serve as a bold border to help children focus on the drawing area and can become the frame when finished.

Developmental Processes Promoted

Additional Details

Approximate Price:
$2.99+
Age Range:
0+
Directions:
None
Levels of Play:
None
Storability:
Easy
Washability:
Surface Wipe

AblePlay Rating

Crayonball

Developmental Skill Rating (1-5)
Physical 4
Sensory 3
Communicative 4
Cognitive 4
Social/Emotional 3

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