Handwriting is a complex skill that requires several body systems to work together, including visual-motor coordination, fine motor skills, sensory processing, and more.
Weighted pencils are particularly helpful in the sensory department. The extra weight provides proprioceptive input to the hand, which can help improve focus, hand awareness, handwriting legibility, and more.
Each set comes with 3 weights, so you can adjust the weight to your needs. Use all 3 weights for the heaviest feel, or just one for a lighter-weight feel.
As an added bonus: it also doubles as a hand fidget! Twist the weights back and forth on the stem to keep the hands busy and the mind focused.
ARK's Weighted Pencil Set is an effective way to add extra sensory input to the hand during handwriting tasks. Extra weight provides increased sensory input and proprioceptive feedback to the hand, which can help increase focus, normalize writing speed, increase hand strength and dexterity, and/or decrease the grip force. A sensory win-win-win! The pencil weights also double as a hand fidget - twist the weights back and forth on the stem to keep the hands busy and the mind focused. Highly recommended for individuals with sensory integration issues and/or poor fine motor control.
- Each set comes with: 1 threaded base, 3 stainless steel weights that thread on to the base, and an eraser-less pencil
- Customize the weight to your liking/needs - Use all 3 at once for the heaviest weight, or remove all but 1 for a lighter-weight feel.
- Best used with an eraser-less pencil or flat top pen (each set comes with 1 eraser-less pencil).
Caution: this kit contains small parts that may pose a choking hazard. NOT for children under 3 years. Recommended for 5 years and up under adult supervision.