My step-mom is notorious for being ahead of the curve with kids toys. She spends hours researching what the coolest and latest trends are before making purchases for her grandchildren. She knew who the Wiggles were well before my 6–year–old niece. This past Christmas, the big hit was a package of Wikki Stix.
My niece and the 5–year–old boy from next door were occupied for the rest of the holiday visit. Wikki Stix are like hardened pieces of yarn that can be molded into various shapes and be cut into different sizes to create many designs. While not "sticky" as in gooey, they can stick to each other and when pressed down, they can stick to other objects. But luckily, they are a cinch to clean up. To see other fun ways to play with the toy, read more.
Wikki Stix can be great educational tools – use them to show your child how to form letters and numbers. And they are a great trick to have up your sleeve when you're dining out with your tot.