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Really good drawing things

We've selected a range of pens, pencils, crayons and textas which we find particularly useful to help children develop drawing, pre-writing and writing skills for various reasons. Some are a particular shape which is easier for little hands to manage, some produce a great result with minimal pressure (eg the silky twistaz), some give extra tactile input to the fingers, and some do special things which encourage a child to keep practicing (eg Magic markers). They all have special features which we find helpful.


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  • Alphabet Crayons

    $33.65
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    These cool new alphabet crayons encourage visual recognition and naming of letters, spelling and creativity at the same time. They're packaged in a durable carry case and include 26 letter crayons in 10 assorted colours. Fun and educational!

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  • Bath Art


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    Paint, play and create fruity flavoured bubbles in the bath! Practice grip strength and pre-writing skills at the same time in a fun, playful way. 5 assorted colours with fruity fragrances. Berry, Strawberry, Apple, Orange and Grape. Make bath time fun & fabulous!

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  • Bath Crayons

    $9.50
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    A great fun way to encourage children to engage in drawing activities. They wash off the bath surface easily. 

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  • Bath Crayons with Duck Sponge

    $13.50
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    Bath time is a great opportunity to practice pre-writing and writing skills, best of all because it's happening on a vertical surface and in a fun situation.
    Write on, wipe off! Children can draw on their body, the tiles and the bath with great designs and drawings and wipe off with the sponge! No mess!

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  • Bubblegum Brushes

    $2.90
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    Poster, glue and acrylic brush with a chunky grip for young children. Discourages a 'dagger' grasp.

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  • Coloured Line Story Pads

    $10.25
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    Specifically designed writing paper using the theme 'sky, trees, ground' to highlight top, middle and bottom lines for writing. Great tool to help children learn sizing of letters in relation to each other. Available in pads of 50 pages. This is our NEW 'Story' version with a box for drawing a picture and space for a Title at the top. Ideal set up also for Daily Diary.

    Verbal prompts to help children learn......

    Brown line   =  The Ground  

    (all letters sit on the ground, some letters go 'underground', e.g.  y  q  p)

    Green Line  =  The Trees       

    (small letters start in the trees and sit on the ground, e.g.  a  c  e)

    Blue Line     =  The Sky         

    (tall letters and capital letters start in the sky)


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  • Crayon Rocks


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    Fantastic drawing tool for little hands, to promote a lovely tripod grasp. No matter which way your child holds their crayon rock, their fingers will be in a tripod position. This strengthens the muscles and prepares the fingers and hands for pen and pencil use. Made with soy bean wax. 

    Blue velvet bag comes with 8 colours 

    Red velvet bag comes with 16 colours

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  • Early Start Beeswax Triangle Crayons

    $17.70
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    These are crayons designed for little hands in the 2 to 4 year age group. Soft triangle crayons are made from beeswax, which allows easy colour lay down and safety. Case of 24 vibrant colours.


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  • Early Start Chunky Markers

    $8.95
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    Chunky Markers that are ideal for 2 to 4 year olds. Markers have sink proof tips which are virtually indestructible and non-toxic. Ink washes out easily in cold water. Dry markers can easily be dipped into water to rehydrate.


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  • Early Start Safety Markers

    $11.50
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    Ideal introductory textas. Cannot be stubbed.

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  • Early start woody crayons

    $16.35
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    Designed for little hands 2 to 4 years. Fantastic large gripped crayons that colour really easily, crayon pigments go down very smoothly. The wood casing around the crayon helps prevent breaking and the crayons last longer and little hands stay clean. Comes with a special purpose sharpener.

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  • Fine Motor Skills 4-6 years

    $53.95
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    This a great 'hands-on' resource for parents, teachers and therapists to help children aged 4-6 years improve their fine motor skills. There a 6 sections including: 

    * shoulder and wrist, wrist and hand, and hand and finger activities

    * Scissor activities, drawing and writing, and printing practice

    There is additional information on motor planning, body awareness, bilateral integration, tactile awareness, and early childhood development.

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  • Grip 2001 pencils


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    The Grip 2001 pencil range features the little rubber dots along the shaft of all its lead and coloured pencils. These are our favourite pencils at Skillbuilders! The rubber dots give children extra sensory information which helps with grip, pressure, and control. The leads are a superior quality which sharpen easily and resist breakage. Back to school discounts for bulk purchases as below.

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  • Jumbo Chalk - Pack of 12

    $5.00
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    A neat tub with 12 thick chalk sticks, perfect for drawing on pavement and rough surfaces for some extra sensory feedback! The chalk is easy to hold in young hands and won't break under pressure. Twelve different colour chalk sticks in a re-usable blue tub with a little handle for easy carrying. Made by Micador.


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  • Jumbo Colouring Pads


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    50 outline pictures of favourite pictures on good quality white paper, bound into an A3 drawing pad. Motivating pictures in themes of Jungle animals, Vehicles, and a miscellaneous boyish themed book including Dinosaurs, Vehicles, and Jungle Animals. Easy to tear out finished product. Textas do not bleed through the page.

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  • Jumbo Triangular Lead Pencil


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    A chunky triangular lead pencil. Great for little ones learning to write (K to Year 1) or those with poor hand strength. Available singly or in packs of 12.

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  • Left Handed Pencil Sharpener

    $4.20
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    New! Designed specifically for left handers. This pocket-sized, single hole sharpener accomodates many different sized/shaped pencils. Self-contained pencil shaving case included.

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  • Lunables Magic Waxi Jumbo Gel Crayons

    $16.95
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    With their soft flowing feel and 12 vibrant colours, Magic Waxi Jumbo Crayons inspire children to be creative. They have a large easy to grip pen body and a twistable bottom that reveals more of the crayon. Jumbo crayons allow kids to draw with minimal effort because of the way they glide over surfaces with ease. 
    • Silky smooth, easy glide texture
    • Dip in water for paint effect
    • Twelve vibrant colours
    • Perfect for colouring & drawing
    • Easy twist design
    • No sharpener needed
    • Great for all ages
    • Nontoxic 
    • Water-Soluble
    • Skin safe
    • Able to draw on mirror, glass and in the bath
    • Recommended by Occupational Therapists for kids with special needs
    Magic Waxi Jumbo Crayons won't dry out if you leave their lids off and best of all, they wash out of a range of materials when water is applied. Have fun! 

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  • Lunables Magic Waxi Neon Gel Crayons

    $16.95
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    The soft flowing feel of Magic Waxi gel crayons inspires children to be creative. They glide easily over paper, requiring minimal effort for little hands. This is very encouraging for young children who fatigue quickly with drawing/colouring activities. The new sets are chunkier with a nice thick, tactile grip section, and a range of 12 colours rather than 6.

    You can use Lunables as a highlighter and they won't dry out if you leave their lids off. They won't bleed through paper and are completely water-soluble, so if littlies use them on your walls, clothing and couch... never fear! They will simply wash away with water. 
    The best part is that you can simply twist the bottom of the pen to reveal more of the Magic Waxi. Have fun! 
    • Silky smooth texture
    • Twelve vibrant colours
    • Perfect for colouring and highlighting
    • Easy twist design
    • No sharpener needed
    • Great for all ages
    • Nontoxic 
    • Water-Soluble
    • Skin safe
    Lunables come in a sturdy plastic case for easy storage.



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  • Magic Markers

    $8.95
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    Medium point coloured markers, 9 colours and one magic marker. Great to encourage re-tracing of patterns and developing care and control for the reluctant drawer. The magic marker will change colours. Lids and caps indicate the colour change.



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  • Marbletick

    $29.95
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    This is an old favourite! A fascinating way for children to develop both visual motor skills and fine motor control. A magnetic wand is used to move coloured discs and create or copy a picture.

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  • Micador Early Start Chunky Stampers

    $8.30
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    Chunky Stampers are mega-sized with fun pictures of appealing characters on the marker nibs for creating borders, patterns and decorating work. They are in 5 bright, vibrant colours with a large ink reservoir. 
      
    They are washable, water-based, non-toxic and wash easily out of clothes, skin and furniture in cold water. 
    Sink proof tip is virtually indestructible and markers have safety lids and no end caps for safety.


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  • Micador Essential Pencils - 4B Lead


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    High quality lead pencils in 4B grade. Available in packs of 5 or 20. Using 4B pencils helps children who tend to press too hard when writing as they get a 'dark enough' result without needing pressure.
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  • Micador Instant Blackboard

    $12.50
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    Micador Instant Blackboard provides a blackboard surface which is easy to apply and easy to remove. It sticks to walls, windows, mirrors, cupboards and cardboard. To reuse, just peel and reposition. You can wipe the surface with water to clean and draw again and again. Each pack comes with a 10 pack of coloured chalk. This is also an easy, flexible option for setting up charts etc for getting organised in the mornings.


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  • Micador Jumbo ColouRush Pencils

    $9.95
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    These are our favourite chunky coloured pencils! Extra thick (9.5mm) for little hands. Huge 5mm colour strip allows for fast colour laydown and quick results. The colour strip is also fully bonded to the wood for extra break resistance. Pack of 12.

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  • Micador Marathon Markers

    $10.50
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    Large circumference textas designed for preschoolers. Extra strong nibs that dont flatten. Last with extra ink reservoir. Perfect for writing and colouring as have a pointed tip. Recycled plastic. Contain a pack of 12. 

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  • New Wave Pre-writing Workbook

    $11.50
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    New Wave Pre-writing Patterns is written by Occupational Therapists to help children make the smooth transition to writing alphabet letters. It provides developmentally sequenced activities to teach the foundation skills that are essential to learn the patterns we then combine to make numbers and letters.

    This book introduces each pattern in 3 stages:

    1. Big body movements

    2. Art activities to practice the pattern, big and small

    3. Consolidating the pattern through activity sheets

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  • Pen Again Range


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    Comfort and the natural contours of the hand inspired the design of this new pen. Made with special coating that feels like soft silk....finger tension melts away as the natural weight of the hand holds the pen in place, no tight gripping required. Suitable for left or right handers. Available as a single pen (Evo Pen) and a set of 2 pencils (Rockyt Writer). The pens come with black pen refills in the package. We also have blue ink pen refills available separately. The pencils don't come with refills, so these are also available separately.

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  • Scented Stamp Markers (Pack of 5)

    $7.25
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    Set of 5 fruit scented markers each with its own unique stamp design.    Green - Apple, Blue - Blueberry, Purple - Grape, Pink - watermelon, Orange - Peach. 
    Kids are very motivated to draw and write when they get to decorate their work with these scented stampers as a reward!

    Did you know you can use these for extra value:
    Sensory processing - The different smells can be alerting for some children. 
    Visual sequencing - Use them for making patterns, what comes next, etc
    Fine motor skills - Use them on vertical surface to build up wrist strength and extension for improved fine motor skills
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  • Silky Glass and Tub Twistaz

    $11.95
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    Silky smooth glide on colour pastel sticks in a plastic retractable dispenser. Able to draw on any surface including windows, mirrors and ceramics. Washes off easily with a wet cloth. Quality twist mechanism can be easily rolled out and retracted again. Children can get excellent results with varying their pressure - great proprioceptive feedback.

    Also available in fluoro.

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  • Silky Twistaz Fluoro

    $11.50
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    Silky smooth glide on colour pastel sticks in a plastic retractable dispenser. Quality twist mechanism can be easily rolled out and retracted again. Children can get excellent results with varying their pressure - great proprioceptive feedback.

    Also available in glass, and changeables 

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  • Storytelling Paper Pad

    $8.50
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    Pad of 50 sheets of premium heavy weight white bond paper. Each sheet is divided into two areas so that children can write a sentence or two and draw picture to illustrate. Ideal for beginning writers. The paper is nice and thick so children can use crayons, markers and watercolour paints to illustrate their stories.
    The pad is 21 x 27cm.
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  • Tran-Quille Pencil Sets

    $52.00
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    This ultimate sensory tool to work on handwriting skills!  ARK's Tran-Quill™ Pencil has a smooth, gentle vibration that provides sensory input to the hand without affecting the actual writing/drawing. The vibration, texture, and weight of the handle can help increase focus and concentration, improve rote muscle memory, normalize writing speed, increase hand strength and dexterity, and decrease grip force.  Highly recommended for individuals with sensory integration issues and/or poor fine motor control.

    Kit includes: 1 Z-Vibe® handle, 1 pencil adapter, and 6 golf pencils. The pencil adapter screws into the Z-Vibe® like every other tip, and the pencils fit nicely into the adapter.  

    • Made in the USA
    • Battery included (please note: this is a special battery not sold in stores - we recommend buying a spare)
    • Measures just over 20cm in length (with a new golf pencil) and 1cm in diameter. 
    Caution: this is NOT a toy.  The Tran-Quill is a therapeutic tool that contains small parts (including a battery).  Direct supervision is required at all times.  Not for children under 3 years.
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  • Triangular Texta's

    $7.45
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    The only triangular textas available. These textas last really well, have a good colour range and have sink resistant tips. They come in packs of 12 in a firm plastic pack with slide out trays with slots for each marker. These help kids stay organised. 

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  • Whiteboard Markers Pack of 8

    $9.90
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    Includes 8 vibrant markers with bullet shaped, sink-proof nibs.  Use on whiteboards and dry erase with ease. Can also be used on glass, ceramic and perspex (like our angled tracing boards or windows for vertical surface work to build up forearm and hand muscles). The small size is perfect for little hands.
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  • Zoodlers

    $5.50
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    These colourful Dino Zoodlers can dance or stomp across the paper with their dinosaur feet! Six vibrant colours to inspire children to draw. The non-toxic crayons are made of plasticised wax and are flake-free and smudge proof.  For kids ages 3 and up.
    Pack contains 6 Dinosaur Feet shaped crayons.
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