Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Pencil Grip, Inc./ TOS Review

The Pencil Grip, Inc.

The Pencil Grip, Inc. sent our family two products to try out: The Ultra Safe Safety Scissors and The 3 Step Pencil Grip Training Kit. 

The Ultra Safe Safety Scissors

I thought I would show you the video of my son opening the package, because it is just too darn cute.  He loves surprise! lol

This is his first attempt at using scissors. As you can see in the video below, these truly are safety scissors.

I would never give him a pair of scissors, even normal safety scissors, and just let him have at it. He still could have cut himself with other safety scissors.

 This pair is so different because it has a guard built in and no matter how he holds them, or moves them, he can not cut himself.

 He is obviously not familiar with scissors yet, but he got the hang of it pretty fast, and he was so proud of himself when he did it all by his self. 

He has really got the hang of the scissors now and cuts up every paper he colors. 

 But I am OK with it because I don't have to worry about him hurting his self with them. He can't cut his self and even if he fell with them he can't poke his self or anyone else. 

They are not the easiest of scissors to maneuver, but for toddlers just starting out, or for scissors that you can let a child use without super close supervision, these are perfect! 

You can see exactly how these scissors work in these close up pictures:

The Ultra Safe Safety Scissors

The Ultra Safe Safety Scissors
Now the second item I received was the The 3 Step Pencil Grip Training Kit

These come in three different steps.
The first one is for beginners. It is called the Crossover Grip. It has wider wings on it to prevent your fingers from crossing over to the incorrect position. 

The second is called the Pinch Grip and it is a transition grip to the last one, the Pencil Grip. 
The 3 Step Pencil Grip Training Kit

I have tried to write with these many times, and I like the feel of them, but I just can't get the hang of using them. It feels so off to me. I hold a pencil so differently, it's not even close to how you are supposed to. I didn't even realize that I wasn't holding my pencils correctly!

I am glad I was able to try these out and see how you were supposed to hold a writing utensil.

 I will definitely start my children out with these so that they will grow up knowing how to correctly hold a pencil. 

They have an R and an L on each grip so you know exactly how to place the grip on your pencil.

They are fail proof. You know exactly where to place your fingers, and can't hold your pencil wrong when you are using these.

These really are a great idea for children to use when they first start using a pencil. 

The 3 Step Pencil Grip Training Kit

You can continue to use the Pencil Grip even as an adult for comfort.

Here my niece is using the beginner one, the Crossover Grip.

Here she is using the middle one, the Pinch Grip.

She is just starting to learn how to hold a pencil, so she doesn't quite have it down yet, but she likes it.

She says it's comfortable and that it helps her to hold the pencil. She prefers the middle one, the Pinch Grip, over the other two.

Overall, I really like both products. The children's safety scissors are an absolute must have.

 Your young child can feel grown and have their own pair of scissors, while you don't have to worry about them cutting themselves!

The grips are great for teaching children how to hold a pencil correctly.

 I definitely recommend having both of these items in your homeschool arsenal!

You can order the Ultra Safe Safety Scissors for only $4, and The 3 Step Pencil Grip Training Kit for $8.13 from Amazon.

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Ultra Safe Safety Scissors & Pencil Grip Training Kit {The Pencil Grip, Inc. Reviews}
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