Review: Writesize® Pencils for Children

Review: Writesize® Pencils for Children


(2 customer reviews)

Writesize® make small pencils for small people, developed to help little hands, providing a better grip, control and balance.  We’ve been testing them out…


Writesize® make small pencils for small people. Simple, but effective!  Children are little versions of us so need smaller clothes, shoes, bikes, sports equipment than adults so why do we give them pencils bigger than pens we use?  Writesize® pencils have been developed to lessen the strain on their hands by having a larger and softer graphite, wider diameter for easy grip and the correct length to enable them to have great control and balance.

As writing is a fundamental skill in life and is used in every subject, Writesize® pencils make it easier to write as they’re made with children in mind at their core- it is that logical and that simple.

The Writesize® handwriting pad is a perfect accompaniment to a set of Write Size pencils, allowing children to trace the letter shapes, before practicing on their own.

Write Size Book

Features we love

Greater durability
The high quality graphite we use has an increased point breaking system which makes it more resistant to breakage and requires less sharpening for a longer lifespan.

Ergonomic soft grip:
The soft graphite ensures soft flow of writing ensuring children are using less pressure and less graphite. This will prolong the lifespan of Write Size pencils.

Better grip and control:
The unique surface of the pencil offers a good grip and wider diameter than a regular pencil. This ensures the pencil is comfortable for a child to use and hold causing less strain on their hands.

Scaled for children’s hands:
By using logic and scale, the Write Size pencils are made to fit a child’s hands promoting control and faster learning, but also making the development of writing skills easier and faster.

Writing made easier and quicker
Children will learn to write quicker as they are using a writing instrument that fits their hands correctly. This could their speed up their education in as quick as one term.


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2 reviews for Review: Writesize® Pencils for Children

  1. Mrswebster07

    My daughter is 2 and a half and very much still working at the mark making stage of writing development, so I wasn’t sure how much of an impact these pencils would have. However, she loves to ‘draw’ and ‘write’. Usually, she holds the pencil with a whole hand grip, rather than using a tripod or similar grip. When she picked up the ‘write size’ pencils I was amazed. Instantly she held the pencil with an almost perfect tripod grip and demonstrated control in her pencil movements on the paper. Frequently, she will draw a few ‘scribbles’ on and around the piece of paper but when she used the write size pencils she drew more precise, controlled and smaller movements on the page. Her concentration on the task lasted longer than usual and she even asked for a second sheet of paper.

    We did not use the handwriting letter practice book as she is not yet at this developmental stage, but I can see it will be incredibly useful as she develops the skills of writing.

    The pack contained 5 pencils and she HAD to try every single one in the pack! (The strong willed mindset of a toddler!)
    She continued with each pencil to hold the with an increased level of skill and confidence. I took photos of her pencil grip and the output of her first pencil use but not sure I can upload to this review which is a shame.

    The pack is well priced and I think it is a great resource for children to be able to access pencils which are appropriate for their hand size and encourages the correct grip.

    I am a teacher and with my educational hat on I can see the value of these pencils in supporting writing for children. I was initially unsure about why a two year old may need a special pencil, but seeing how well my daughter held and controlled these pencils I am convinced of their value in writing development.

    I would recommend these for children aged two plus and would be interested in seeing how they impact and affect older children’s pencil and writing skills too.
    I will be trying these with some of the 5 and 6 year olds I work with to see how they get on!

  2. Shellmc

    My three and a half year old daughter LOVES writing and following the dots at the moment, so I was really excited for her to try this workbook and set of pencils out.

    The book contains a page for each uppercase and lowercase letter of the alphabet with a picture and word at the top. There are a couple of ‘trace the dots’ lines and then ‘draw in the middle of the outline’ lines followed by some blank lines for them to try on their own. I don’t know if my daughter is at the wrong age but these worksheets just didn’t inspire her. She did a few of each letter type but only made it to D before giving up on it. I’ve printed whole alphabet train worksheets off before and she’s done the whole thing in 5 minutes, so maybe the repetitiveness of the same letter over and over again didn’t appeal to her.

    The pencils are a good idea, although I didn’t notice her grip improve from using a normal felt tip pen! Also, because they are a little chunkier than normal pencils they didn’t fit in her normal Frozen pencil sharpener which she was a bit sad about. I had to dig out our pencil sharpener which has two sizes – luckily we still had one!

    Overall, I see the supposed benefits of this product, but in practice my daughter was uninspired by it all, which is a bit disappointing.

    For £3.99 it seems a reasonable price and the 5 pencils will last a good while if your child takes to them!

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