You'll see that some of the pieces are pretty small but small is fantastic for correcting grasps! Give it a try~~when you use a small piece of crayon, it FORCES you to use an efficient 3-finger grasp.
The same idea can be accomplished with very small pieces of chalk on the chalkboard or with sidewalk chalk. I used to joke that my kids would be so surprised when they got to school and saw that new crayons are so "big"!
I found these cute little stacking crayons in the dollar bin at Target. It's a stack of bunny heads and you can stack them or take them apart and color with each individually. They are small but the kids love coloring with the bunnies. You can find similar stacking pencils for kids to use for writing too. The dollar store is usually a great place to look!
I hope you'll give this a try : ) Using small crayons and pencils helps ALL children with fine motor development but especially those with poor grasp patterns. I recommend this to early childhood teachers who are "on the front line" for a child's fine motor development. Poor patterns form early so providing kids with techniques and tools early will lead to a happy writer down the road!
Jen Dermody, OTR/L