Fits over most standard size wooden pencils. The Tombow Yo-i Wooden Pencil Grip Aid is perfect for young writers starting to learn how to write their letters. This grip helps teach proper writing position for a hand when gripping a pencil, and will help enforce good habits. The grip is designed to hold the middle of your thumb nail parallel to the paper, keeping the pencil at approximately a 60 degree angle from the paper. It even adds ergonomic comfort for adult users! Right and left-handed versions available.
my twin sons (4 1/2 years old; one left-handed and one right-handed) have
problems holding their pencils. These grips guide their fingers in exactly the
right position, and they don't complain of any discomfort. Unlike some other
products, they a) actually like these and b) can't really hold them wrong.
The only downside is the guides and printing on them is in Japanese, and they
have to ask periodically for me to show them again which finger goes on which
part of the grip. This lack of intuitiveness is the only downside.
We've tried a soft, spongy Kum brand grip purchased elsewhere that was really
nice, though also ambidextrous so didn't provide quite the tailored support,
especially of the third finger. We also tried some rubbery bulbous ambidextrous
grips, also purchased elsewhere, that are strange and can aid, but don't seem to
encourage, a proper grip.
I wish JetPens would carry the Kum grips, since they carry other Kum products