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Article: Good Introductory Fountain Pens for Children


There is something special about using a fountain pen. It captures the spirit of writing and composition in a way that just can't be replicated through a ballpoint pen. Children, especially, can benefit from fountain pen use as an exciting introduction into the world of writing.

As a newcomer to fountain pens, it is important to choose a writing instrument that balances attractiveness and performance with cost and durability. The following are a few excellent fountain pens for beginners.

Pilot Petit1 Mini Fountain Pens

At just 4 inches, these Japanese Mini fountain pens are a delightful option for any new fountain pen user. They are available in over 24 different colors and conveniently refill with ink cartridges.
Cost: $4.50 per pen.

Platinum Preppy Fountain Pens

These transparent fountain pens are a favorite among beginners and collectors alike. They are a high-quality and low cost fountain pen for ink color testing. The stainless steel nib is colored to match the color of the ink. It's refillable with cartridges and made of 40% recycled plastic.
Cost: $3.00 per pen.

Pelikan Pelikano Junior Fountain Pens


These German fountain pens were designed for schoolchildren and thus have a sturdy yet attractive design. The colorful body is roll resistant and available in four modern translucent colors. Sturdy, flexible nibs are available in right as well as the left handed nibs. Refillable with ink cartridges.
Cost: $11.50 per pen.

Lamy ABC Fountain Pens

The toy-like pen cap and body of the Lamy ABC is designed to resist rolling on smooth surfaces, and both cap and tip are customizable with blank stickers included in every package. Wooden pen body and sturdy nib are great for new users. It is a perfect gift for children who want a fountain pen that's all their own.
Cost: $23.00 per pen.

Pilot Varsity & Vpen Disposable Fountain Pens

Available in over a half-dozen ink colors, these pens feature stylish silver color bodies and a fine point nib from Japan or a medium nib from the USA. Disposable and very affordable. Not refillable with ink cartridges.
Cost: $3 per pen

You can find all of the fountain pens at JetPens here.

As always, please make sure children are of appropriate age before allowing them to use pens.