5 Stars By Mo'ui on 2017-02-07
Perfect pencil for dyslexics and left-handers
I'm left handed with a kinesthetic weakness. These pencils are a lifesaver for me. The dyslexic students I tutor ask for them. Writing can be a struggle for dyslexics, left-handers, and those with a kinesthetic weakness. The comfort of these simple pencils make writing easier and usually neater. Right handed people pull their pencils across a page; left handed people push there pencil across a page. The size and hand position used for these pencils makes the "pushing" easier and smoother. So, thrilled to have found them on AlumiGogo again! Do you happen to have the PenAgain pens? These pencils are designed with children in mind, so if you are a large boned adult these may not fit.
4 Stars By Maylena on 2016-09-28
This pencil was recommended by her teacher
My daughter has major difficulty holding a regular pencil correctly. We have tried several ways to try to get her to hold it correctly and it just frustrated her. This pencil was recommended by her teacher.
It was awkward for her at first. However, she quickly got use to it. She uses it all the time now, both at school and at home. She prefers it over any thing else (we are still working on using a regular pencil). The lead is thick which keeps her from breaking it so easily. Each handle has a built in eraser.
The only con is that the lead doesn't last long with each use. We usually have to twist more out twice during a homework session. I read reviews with comments regarding difficulty replacing the lead once it is completely gone. We have not had to deal with that yet.
5 Stars By Katie on 2016-12-23
I teach kndergarten and I love how these help some of my students fix their ...
I teach kndergarten and I love how these help some of my students fix their pencil grip. I think it works well, but one of my students doesn't like it because it takes time to get used to the new grip and it is uncomfortable at first. If you give it some time, it really can change the way they hold a pencil.
3 Stars By B. Behar on 2016-08-18
But they are good for his writing issues
These are a bit of a pain to change the lead and my son has already taken two of them apart...they are just a little flimsy. But they are good for his writing issues, so we'll keep using them.
5 Stars By lexmac16 on 2016-10-05
Therapy and motivation.
These pencils are working well for the kindergarten student that is trying them out. She doesn't have the strength to write properly due to some birth complications so hopefully these fun and useful pencils will help her in therapy and motivate her to write more.
4 Stars By szsilverpoet on 2016-09-27
Great simple adaptation for kid with orthopedic condition and cool too!
Just ordered for a student with orthopedic condition who was using two hands to grip a regular pencil and posturing terribly to see what he was writing on the page- now with some practice this little pencil will ensure his comfort and enable him to write with only one hand- and he and his peers think it's the coolest pencil!
5 Stars By Katie Jones on 2016-07-16
I use these for my preschoolers and they are amazing.
5 Stars By In-Sight on 2016-10-04
Neat widget when have challenged dumb thumb or arthritis, or both.
3 Stars By Cherry on 2017-07-24
Meant for kids, good for arthritis.
Works for me in my college classes. I have rheumatoid arrhritis so writing can be difficult, but it is necessary in classes where you can't really use a computer (like maths). The downside is that the graphite is so thick that once you get past the point it's big writing, and you can only write with one side of the graphite. (I'm the kind that turns the pencil to keep a fine point.)
5 Stars By Kathy Hardee on 2017-03-18
Used one st work that a co worker purchased and fell in love with it ... it did not dissappoint. Great Product