Wikki Stix Alphabet
Wikki Stix Alphabet
Your hands-on preschooler needs a lot of repetition in letter formation before he can recognize and write actual letters. Wikki Stix Alphabet will not only help your child study the mechanics of letter making but will also introduce him to some rudimentary letter/object correlations. On this set of colorful and uncluttered letter cards, your child will just follow the arrows to bend and stick the Wikki Stix, slightly tacky reusable yarn, to trace each upper and lower case letter. Soft and pliable Wikki Stix is a proven tool for tactile, hands-on learning and requires just fingertip pressure to stick. And it is just as easy to peel up and reposition Wikki Stix as needed.
Each Wikki Stix Alphabet card also includes an item that is spelled beginning with the letter being studied (Ant for “A”; Dinosaur for “D”, etc.) that can also be traced with Wikki Stix. Reusable and unbreakable, made simply of yarn and food-grade nontoxic wax, Wikki Stix have been manufactured in the USA for over twenty years. No glue, no preparation, no cleanup, no mess Wikki Stix Alphabet is ideal for quiet times and travel. Wikki Stix Alphabet includes 26 individual cards plus 36 tactile Wikki Stix® to create hands-on educational fun.
From the Manufacturer:
Hands-on learning that’s easy, educational and fun! A perfect teaching tool! Colorful individual cards for learning letter formation with Wikki Stix. Creative Wikki illustrations on each card add to the fun!
- 26 Alphabet cards plus one practice card
- 36 reusable Wikki Stix
- Perfect for developing fine motor skills
- Ideal school readiness at home
- Perfect for classroom or centers
Cards have directional arrows for proper letter formation. Durable cards can be used again and again…fun laying them out to spell words! A perfect teaching tool…for classroom or homeschool!
Wikki Stix Educational Toys are safe, non-toxic and made in the USA! Wikki Stix conform to ASTM D-4236, the safety standard for use in schools.
Manufacturer: Omnicor Inc.
Age Recommendation: 3+
I love that this is a tactile learning tool, but I'm not a fan of the stickiness.... my kids don't mind at all.
My 3-4-year-old son just preferred to twist these until they were practically unusable rather than make letters with them. This is probably because I brought a small pack with us on an airplane before introducing them as a medium for letter making. He was also a bit young when we started the AAR Pre-Reading curriculum (3-years-old) and found it easier to make the straight letters with toothpicks or straws or the curvy letters with big pieces of play dough. I found the Deluxe kit was definitely needed for the Alphabet, because you have to cut the pieces to make the letters and there is no way you'd have enough pieces with a smaller set.
I love these Alphabet Wikki stixx. My kids (2 and 3) think they are just playing and choose it on their own. When we play with other kids, everyone just thinks it is fun and exciting and new (and mom loves that they are secretly learning!). We like to bring it out 2-3 times a week.
I wasn't sure about this one in the beginning, but after using it a few times I can really see what it is doing. She learned the shapes of the letters so quickly that when it came to writing her letters, it came so easy to her. This is a sneaky project where they think they are just playing, but really they are learning to write. Plus it helps with some fine motor skills as well. Win win for the wikki sticks!!!
My pre-K son was getting bored with writing letters and this was a fun alternative!