In our household, I always try to look for ways to encourage / invite free play. While one would think play is play but after taking into consideration things such as product safety, "flexibility" etc., it sometimes narrows our choices.
When Dumpling and I were invited to review Wikki Stix, I thought 'why not? Especially when I am trying to look for safe materials / resources where I can leave her to it while I potter around with my chores. Importantly, it must be something which is flexible (pun not intended!) to allow her to imagine and create!
So over 3 afternoons and in short sessions, I left them lying around for Dumpling to explore and create. Create she did!
Dumpling is at a stage where she is very sensitive to words and is reading long stories independently and is starting to write her own short sentences too. So I was not surprised at all to see her forming words with Wikki Stix.
One of the things I want Dumpling to work on is her fine motor skills. With the Wikki Stix, Dumpling tries her hand at twisting and knotting them. If we had use any other materials, this would have been much more challenging as ropes and yarn would have flopped down. With Wikki Stix, it was just the right material for us to work on this.
I then left it to Dumpling to create the pieces that she want with Wikki Stix as after all, it is meant to be twistable,
stickable (even on glass - no glue needed and cleaning is a breeze with just a swipe using a wet cloth),
buildable and playable one-of-a-kind creatables!
Additionally, you may be pleased to know that Wikki Stix
Keen to try your hands at it? Here's where you can find out more information:
Wikki Stix is available at the following stores in Singapore:
Abrakadoodle Art Studio – East Coast
902 East Coast Parkway Blk B #02-05B
Playground @ Big Splash
Tel: 65 62477288
Campus Crusade Mass Media Ministry
15 Playfair Road
Singapore 367987 (near Tai Seng MRT)
Tel: (65) 6356 6063
8 Burn Rd, #05-06
Tel: 65 63394219
Smart Alley Centrepoint Branch
176 Orchard Road #04-03
Tel: 65 67378226
- Tampines One
- Marina Square