In the past couple of weeks, Theo has shown more interest in colouring. While we do have a set of Crayola Jumbo crayons (see picture below), I thought it would be great to have the Stabilo after reading many positive reviews.
1. They don’t break (as easily as Crayola Jumbo crayons)
I don’t know if the jumbo crayons are just a little too fragile for my liking or what, but they break too easily when Theo drops them. Little bits and pieces of crayons are no good for a toddler who puts things in his mouth!
2. Blunt top
The tips of the Stabilo pencils are rounded off making them less likely (impossible in fact!) to chip off when pressure is applied. Theo can be quite forceful when colouring (Dan thinks his son has “a lot of passion” for the art … Hahaha!) so the Stabilo works better for him.
Try telling an almost 2 year old to colour ONLY on paper. They turn a deaf ear. Theo sits in his high chair to colour and after a while he discovered that the Stabilo pencils work very well on his tray.
4. Vivid colours
The colours are brighter and more vivid than the crayons too which I think is great for toddlers learning cause and effect. Isn’t it annoying when you have to use all your strength to see “yellow” appear on white paper?
5. Good grip
Given its size, it allows toddlers to have a good grip without having to apply a lot of pressure to get a good, dense colour.
Looking forward to more colouring/ drawing time with our set of Stabilo!