Princess and Bam Bam enjoyed using The Ultra Safe Safety Scissors and The 3 Step Pencil Grip Training Kit we received from The Pencil Grip, Inc. Today I am so excited to share details about these products and within this review you will also be given an opportunity to WIN BOTH ITEMS for your household.
The Ultra Safe Safety Scissors were a perfect addition to our weekly preschool activities as we created various autumn themed art projects. My favorite part about these scissors is the permanent plastic safety shield that contains the blades, ensuring your children do not injure themselves. The ergonomic shape provided crisp cuts and made these scissors easy to hold for our little lefty, Bam Bam, and for our Princess who is a righty.
In addition, the yellow training lever is a flexible spring designed to automatically open the scissors back up after they are squeezed close which helps little hands tremendously. As a former preschool teacher, I often remember children getting frustrated when their scissors didn’t “open back up” or were “stuck closed” after use so the training lever would have been such a big help to me back then. The training lever can also be folded in once you’re comfortable with your child’s cutting ability and are ready for them to have less restricted use. These scissors are suggested to be used for ages 3 and up but our two year old daughter used them, with supervision, and had no issues.
The 3 Step Pencil Grip Training Kit includes The Crossover Grip, The Pinch Grip, and The Pencil Grip – Graduation. The Crossover Grip is best for training younger children to properly position their pencil or pen. The “super hero cape” hovers over the fingers and definitely reinforced Bam Bam’s positioning. This grip did fit a larger sized mechanical pencil and he held it comfortably without any complaints. The Pinch Grip is a transition piece which replaces the larger “super hero cape” with a partial covering that allows for a bit more freedom. This also gives the user a clear view of how they are holding the writing utensil and gives opportunity for self-correction. The Pencil Grip Original – Graduation is one that can be used for any age and provides continued support, comfort, and durability for many uses. It is also important to note that all grips are latex and phthalate free. Be sure to visit the website for FREE DOWNLOADS which include information on how to use the grips, teaching tips, and a reference chart featuring correct and incorrect handwriting grip positions.
You can see how we used these items in our homeschool via my recent video.
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A big thank you to The Pencil Grip, Inc. for sponsoring this giveaway! One winner will receive one pair of the The Ultra Safe Safety Scissors and The 3 Step Pencil Grip Training Kit. This giveaway ends at midnight on October 24, 2017 so don’t wait to enter!
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