*This Product Talk post is brought to you by Nuffnang and Crayola.
How I love to see my kids engage in traditional childhood enjoyments like colouring in. There's something so quaint about watching your children focus on the simple joy of making art.
Colouring is great for building your kids' concentration, fine motor skills, promoting an appreciation of quiet time and the blessing of getting along (where there's more than one involved).
Having older siblings means that my toddler wants to climb 'a few rungs higher' than she's capable at the wee age of two, in an effort to keep up with the bigger kids. All this translates to simple things escalating into complex situations.
Take drawing for example. It's all "No way I don't want crayons! I want markers and pens like the big 'nes!"
Tantrums ensue and it all ends in major catastrophic frustrations for everyone.
If you've ever relented in similar circumstances and handed markers over to a young child, you will know all about the disaster that it usually is. Rarely will those pens touch paper for long before other 'more important' colouring takes over - like the decorating of fingers, legs, walls and clothing.
More recently, my girly armed herself with a pink permanent marker and took to my kitchen cupboard in a major way. We're still working on removing her masterpiece and I am mournfully watching it fade ever-so-slowly each day with my endless wiping efforts.
Truly, I just DON'T need that! (Does anyone?)
|Crayola Color Wonder Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles RRP $13.99|
Recently we were invited to review an exciting product from Crayola. Color Wonder is a magnificent marker for kids that is not only fun for the little people (and bigger ones), but also solves my fear of the mess factor and the rampaging toddler's determination in one.
|Crayola Color Wonder Disney Frozen RRP $13.99|
Crayola's Color Wonder markers have a clear ink (the nibs appear white) and it is invisible to touch on anything other than the Color Wonder magic paper! As your child colours the special books, the non-toxic ink appears a few seconds later as if by magic. Hidden designs are revealed as they colour and it's all so much fun.
Normally scenes such as this...
...would have me in fits of panic! There was no need for me to feel this way at all with the Color Wonder pens however.
Pretty quickly the toddler realised that these markers were different and it kept her right on track with the task at hand.
From this Mum's point of view, these markers and books are brilliant! My kids enjoy colouring with these (even the older ones) and there were no protests to mention from the toddler who suddenly feels all grown-up alongside her siblings!
Find Color Wonder kits by Crayola at your local department or toy store.
Has your child ever drawn you a 'mural' somewhere they shouldn't have?!
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