Back in February we went on vacation to Maui and on the airplane, my girls received coloring books and samples of Wikki Stix from the flight attendants (seriously, A+ Alaskan Airlines!). The girls loved the Wikki Stix and spent a good portion of the flight playing with them. For a mom traveling with 2 small kids, anything that keeps them occupied is a total win in my book.
Imagine how awesome it was to see that Timberdoodle carries Wikki Stix and that they are used in an educational capacity! Timberdoodle has the Wikki Stix Alphabet in their Pre-K Curriculum Kit which is perfect for Kaylee’s age!
Kaylee is 4.5 and is right in the middle of mastering her letters. She knows most of them well enough that she sometimes gets bored doing the standard alphabet workbooks but she does need more practice to master them. This Wikki Stix Alphabet set is perfect for her to keep practicing her letters while switching up to something new and different and FUN!
Wikki Stix are easy to use and easy to manipulate. They bend and flex in the tiniest hands and you just push them gently onto the boards to stick. The boards clean up with a dry paper towel without leaving a sticky mess around (because we’ve got enough of those already). As per the instructions, we cut a few of them into halves and thirds but the girls were also happy to fold them over as needed. Try as Kaylee might, they don’t just tear apart which is awesome if you have a little honey badger like I have 😉
Even 6.5 year old Avery got into it! Since she wanted to try them out too, I gave her the boards with b and d since she still occasionally mixes those up. She also went “rogue” and started spelling her name and small words with the Wikki Stix.
As I’ve mentioned before, one of my favorite things about Timberdoodle curriculum is that it is FUN and the girls don’t necessarily see it as “doing schoolwork.” Wikki Stix Alphabet totally fits into that category! The girls love it and choose it during free play time, in addition to when we work it into school time.
Anything that puts such huge smiles on my girls’ face is worth every penny….the fact that its educational? A serious bonus!
Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own!