From their website: Wikki Stix are made of hand-knitting yarn enhanced with a microcrystalline food-grade, non-toxic wax, the kind used in bubble gum and lipstick. They do not contain latex, gluten, nor peanut or other nut oils or byproducts which makes them an ideal creative activity toy for children with allergies. Simply stated…they stick! No glue, no paste, no mess. Just press them down with light fingertip pressure and they will adhere to almost any smooth surface. They are also easy to peel up and reposition so “mistakes” virtually disappear, which helps build self-confidence. There is no preparation, no clean-up, no mess. Press ‘em down, peel ‘em off… it’s that simple! **http://www.wikkistix.com/what_are_wikkistix.php
I used to always get my students to underline words in text with them. We'd search for all the short e words, -ock family words, adjectives, etc.
You can do the same thing depending on your child's reading ability.
Try looking for:
- specific letters
- letters in your child's name
- capital versus lowercase letters
- words that start with a certain letter or sound
- specific word families (-ack, -ock, etc.)
- funny words
- challenging words (great for having your child read independently and come back to you for help with later)