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.
Age Recommendation: 3+
We had a set of Wiki Stixx before getting this additional set with the letter cards. My kids enjoyed playing with them and making shapes before. I now can pull them out in school and it gives my pre-K child something to do while I work with my first grade child. Anything that can help her learn her letters and feel like she is playing is a win for me! I do find them to be a bit too waxy and don't like how it feels on my hands after playing with them but my kids don't seem to be bothered by that!
Not enough Wikki Stix to complete the entire alphabet at once-bummer!
Limited educational/play value.
This looks like a really good idea and it is fun, but I am disappointed in the experience. It is not accurate in teaching how to write letters because of the fact that the wiki sticks have to be doubled back over top of themselves or twisted around out of the way. Also, the longer you work with the sticks the waxier they become causing the cards to become sticky and hands really messy.
I got this separate from my kindergarten kit because they looked fun, but I am not terribly pleased with them. I agree with the other reviewer, there should be more Wikki Stix, but my biggest complaint is they don't stick to the cards well at all. Otherwise, they are cute and colorful, and we will use them.
My daughter loves completing these. I was hesitant to buy them based on some reviews but I’m glad that I did! She works independently and likes to cut the sticks into perfect lengths. She does like to roll the sticks together but they’re easy enough to pull apart.