Now that Benjamin is walking and starting to talk, I’ve noticed that his personality is really starting to develop and he is becoming less a baby and more a little person with his own ideas and opinions. He loves his older brother, and though his speech is currently limited to about four words, he doesn’t let that stop him from trying to actively participate in whatever activity his brother is engaged in.
He sometimes succeeds and sometimes doesn’t, but one of the activities which both boys seem to enjoy doing together is coloring. They will sit happily on the floor pulling crayons out of a basket and scribbling in books for almost an hour without a word of complaint, and the sight of them working side by side is just heart-warming. The only downside is that since Benjamin is still so young, he does tend to break his brother’s crayons fairly often. So when I was given a chance to review some of the beautiful custom recycled crayons carried by gaddy nipper crayons, I leapt at the chance.
I received the Your Name In Crayons crayons in solid colors to review. The package contained eight crayons that were each molded into one of the letters in Benjamin’s name. When I pulled the crayons out and lined them up, I had a beautiful and colourful name display!
These chunky crayons are about two inches high and are perfect for Benjamin’s chubby little hands to grasp. He immediately grabbed the blue J and started scribbling on one of the pages of the coloring book. As an added special touch, each molded letter also features a small interior picture of something starting with the letter. The B crayon featured a bird, while the E featured an elephant. Initially, I couldn’t for the life of me figure out what the picture was on the J crayon, and finally I realized it was a single jack. Who didn’t love playing jacks as a child?
The crayons provided me with a great resource to start introducing Benjamin to his colors and letters. I occasionally just sit down with him and let him pick a crayon and scribble on a paper while I talk about the letter and the color as he works. I then point out both the color on the paper and the crayon in his hand as I repeat the name of the color. He loves it when I talk to him about what he’s doing, and usually mimics me as I point and then claps and says “Yay!” to celebrate his good work.
The company also carries custom crayons shaped like bricks, ladybugs, footballs, racecars, princesses, and almost any other fun shape you can think of! All of the company’s unique and beautiful crayons are handmade using only Crayola® brand crayons for the best and brightest colors. Any child would be sure to love a set of gaddy nipper crayons, and they would make a sensational party favor for a child’s birthday or group windup as well.
I just love Benjamin’s gaddy nipper crayons, and I am so glad that he has his very own special set of crayons to use when he sits down to color with his brother. Now Zackary doesn’t have to worry about Benjamin breaking the regular crayons and Benjamin can enjoy sitting and playing with his beloved big brother. For crayons that are anything but ordinary, check out gaddy nipper crayons for yourself. You’ll be sure to fall in love with these beautiful and original crayons, and your child will love them too!
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