The Twist ‘n Write pencil is a wishbone-shaped mechanical pencil sized for children. With little effort, it positions the fingers in the tripod grasp. To hold, the index finger goes through the wishbone with the pad of the index finger resting on the top of the pencil. The thumb and tall finger naturally fall into the tripod position.
Each order we ship includes Hold the Pencil—a pamphlet with quick instructions and tips for developing good pencil skills.
- Fits RIGHT or LEFT HAND
- Sized for a child
- The #2 lead is thick (2 mm)
- Twisting the tip of the pencil advances the lead
- Erasers are on the outside edges of the wishbone
— an older child is having a hard time changing to the tripod grasp
— the child bends their hand toward their body (hook)
— the child applies too much pressure. Refilling the Twist ‘n Write Pencils
You will not see it, but on the inside of the pencil there is a groove that the lead must fit into. That being said when you put the lead into the top (where the point comes out) and the point sticks out slightly turn the pencil over onto a hard surface and firmly but not so firm that you will break it press down. You will feel the lead “pop” into the groove in the bottom inside the pencil. It may take several times to get this, but it does work.
The more times you refill the pencil the easier it gets and it finally gets to the point where you don’t even have to do this anymore you will be able to just push the lead and it will fit into the groove. It is just that the groove is so “new” that it is tight and will not fit at this point. Also if there is any small piece of pencil lead stuck in the inside there is a metal piece that came with the refills that you use to remove the broken lead by inserting it into the bottom of the pencil where your finger would go there is a small hole that the metal fits into. Keep trying persistence will pay off.
PenAgain is similar to the Twist ‘n Write, except it is sized for an adult hand. The pen is refillable and comes with two extra ink refills.
Retractable, with a Pocket Clip.
CANADIAN CUSTOMERS—We can not ship these pens and pencils to Canada due to a distribution agreement with the manufacturer.Try the PenAgain if a child needs to write with a pen. This pen is helpful for adults who want to change their grip or for those with hand health issues—the natural weight of the hand give enough downward force to apply ink to paper.