Here are some testimonials from SmartStix customers.
Actually, the Thomas the train chopsticks are for my friend's boys' birthdays. My daughters have been using them for about 6 months now. I have the Petty pink ones for my just turned two year old and on the first day she could eat half her meal with them.
My older daughter at 4.5 y.o. could eat 70% of her meal successfully on the first try without too much effort like other 'training chopsticks' we have tried. She has the ones that are for 5-7 y.o. without a character on top. I got left/right for my younger to see if she has a preference since it is not clear yet.
What is great about them is that they teach proper technique and don't allow for bad chopstick habits to form. It is good for manual dexterity and even the preschool teacher wanted some for the kids to use on an activity table.
I searched the globe for these Thomas ones and my friends boys will be SO happy I am sure.
Found your website after doing a search for children's chopsticks on Google.com.au. Bought 2 pairs of chopsticks for a 6 year old and 2 year old. Both children are loving them and using them with ease. In fact, they ate a roast dinner last night with them!!!
My youngest grandchild, Gaby - was very excited to receive her smartstix ... and was using it to eat her "rice bubbles".... needless to say Mummy had to stand firm and insist on a spoon for the cereal ! But I hear that the smartstix is very good for eating "banana cake" ........ KIDS !!! Have a lovely day.
My order of SmartStix arrived today and I will be giving them to my grandsons. The website was very clear and easy to follow and I was impressed with the fast service and acknowledgment of order.
I received a lovely call yesterday morning. My very excited 3 year old grandson said thank you for his chopsticks and wanted to know when they were having sushi and fried rice!!! My daughter-in-law said he straight away picked up the knack of using them on bigger items and was starting on his breakfast "flakes". Not sure how that went, but I am sure he will master them well.
My 13 month old granddaughter was trying to master the spoon. I am so pleased to have discovered the SmartStix ad!
Learning Adventures only ever use and recommend Edison training chopsticks - we have found them vastly superior to any other brand of training chopstick on the market. They are sturdy, look great and are virtually foolproof for even very young children, encouraging them to not only try chopsticks but joyfully experiment with whole range of 'foods you eat with chopsticks'. They have opened up a new world of fun for our family, friends, and clients.
The chopsticks arrived on Friday last 9th. Very speedy delivery! My 3 year old grandson has mastered the chopsticks and thinks they are great fun. He has a pair at his house and I have a pair at my place. Thank you.
Great way to introduce kids to a different cultural experience. These chopsticks brought a smile to all faces at the dinner table.
The training chopsticks are easy to use for any age group.
Correna Walters, Sun Valley Preschool
I grew up using chopsticks; however, I was consistently reprimanded by my parents for my "unorthodox" (i.e. plainly incorrect!) technique - which I carried into adulthood. Therefore, I was pleased to discover these Edison training chopsticks from SmartStix; they are a simple, yet intuitively clever and fun design that enables virtually anyone from young children to adults, to learn the correct way to use chopsticks effortlessly and importantly, without stress.
My six year old son has been able to use the Thomas the Tank Engine character chopsticks from day one to easily pick up food of different shapes and sizes and he especially enjoys using them at Yum Cha. A great product that I am happy to recommend.
The kids love using it and can finally feed themselves! I have always received great, prompt service - well done Melissa!
My daughter (almost 5) used the Edison Chopsticks a few times and then progressed to normal chopsticks after that! She was made interested in using chopsticks with the Edison and then I think the Edison showed her the right grip which made her progress so quickly to real chopsticks.
The Edison chopsticks have greatly assisted me in using chopsticks again, as I was having trouble using them due to arthiritis in my hand. I no longer have the frustrations of normal chopsticks slipping out of my hand.
Enjoyable way for children to learn to use chopsticks.
My daughter, 2 years old, was able to use the chopsticks the first time she held it. She was very hapy to be able to use chopsticks like mum & dad.
I was very happy with the service, it was very helpful and quick on delivery.
It makes them put their fingers on the right spot.
The chopsticks we bought for our son are a HUGE hit. He hasn’t wanted to eat with anything else since last night!! Yum Cha today was great…he did try a few more things which was a plus for us!
My son can now easily eat with chopsticks and is excited about meal time.
Instantly usable - no screaming for 4 year olds!
I like the ease with which (the training chopsticks) can be used - this encourages my daughter and builds her confidence, she sets herself up with them whenever a stir fry is on the menu and has asked to take them to Yum Cha next time we go!
I equally like their incredible ease of function - even really young kids can pick them up and use them straight away - plus the 'characters' really excite them.
"I like picking stuff up with them."
Nessa (age 4)
They are fun to use and it was easy to learn how to use chopsticks the proper way.
Brandon (age 11)
My 3 kids love the rabbit chopsticks. They use them for noodles and rice. They also use them as characters in their stories and with playdoh.