A year and a half ago I bought a bunch of the lyra ferby pencil crayons (21 of them!), a pack of the beeswax stick crayons, and 5 block crayons to try out. I replaced all of our old felts/crayons with these.
Ds (almost 6) loves the pencil crayons. He spends hours drawing pictures with them and I am constantly buying him new sketch pads to color in. He occasionally uses the crayons but not much.
A friend of mine (who knows/has read much more about waldorf than me) told me that children are supposed to use the block crayons first and that the pencil crayons should not be used until much later. (When would they switch from block to the sticks, btw?) Can anyone explain more about this? Should I be encouraging ds to use the crayons instead and how would I do that? He LOVES the pencil crayon so much I need to order more of some colors because they have been sharpened so many times and are very short now.