Stockmar Pencils hexagonal single colour - box 12
Stockmar Coloured Pencils are a high quality childrens or adults pencil made from FSC-certified linden (also known as lime) wood.
The Hexagonal pencils come in 25 superior quality luminous colours which blend beautifully together. The colours are long lasting water resistant and based on the extended Goethe Colour Circle.
Each pencil has an extra thick lead (6.25mm diameter) in an easy-to-hold hexagonal shaped pencil (10mm diameter).
They are easy to sharpen and they can be sharpened with any large holed pencil sharpener.
The pencil is made using untreated lime tree wood from sustainable forestry and FSC-certified timber
In Steiner education the thick and chunky Hexagonal pencil is used in the transition from crayon to pencil. The hexagonal pencil still contains the archetypal roundness of the crayon but with the introduction of gentle straight edges and corners to gently introduce more precise writing and drawing skills.
In summary the exploration and introduction of writing and drawing to the child follows the developmental readiness of the child:
First the Stockmar Block Crayons are used to explore colour and form on paper
Next the Stockmar Stick Crayons are introduced to add more direction to the form
This is followed by the Hexagonal Pencil to introduce finer detail just when an interest to reading and writing begins
And then the Triangular Pencil to perfect the grip and begin the flow of creativity
And finally the Fountain Pen for the speed and pure flow of clear precise writing skills.