Have you ever noticed how large a normal sized pen and pencil is in your Little One’s hand? I sure have. It appears that Bic has also noticed a need for proper pens and pencils for our little ones’ hands.
New to the pen and pencil market this year are Bic Kids pens and pencils. Bic Kids products are made the perfect size for those tiny hands to help them print and write more comfortably and in control of their writing instrument.
MomMomOnTheGo and my Little One tested out the Bic pens and pencils and we love them. My Little One absolutely loves having a pen and pencil that is made especially for her. She stated that she finds it easier to write with the Bic Kids products.
The Bic Kids pen and pencil come with a little sticker so that your child can put their name on them. Including a name sticker was a cute thing to do and my little one was pretty quick to get her name on her Bic Kids items.
I noticed that my Little One appeared to be able to write better with the Bic Kids products. The pen and pencil both fit into her hand better than a traditionally sized pen or pencil, so it seems that she has better control over the writing instrument. My Little One had been having issues with writing her letters a bit on the larger size and I noticed right away that with the Bic Kids products, that she was able to get her letters a better size.
You can find Bic Kids in your local stores. I have found a ton of Bic Kids displays in numerous stores such as Staples and Superstore.
When you are out doing your back to school shopping for the coming school year, make sure to check out the Bic Kids pens and pencils.
Here is more information of the Bic Kids products:
99% of Parents Believe Handwriting is Still Important:
BIC Kids™ Products Help Little Hands Learn to Write
BIC Kids product line is the First and Only Writing Instrument Line
Designed Specifically to Help Children Learn to Write
Toronto, ON. – (June 12, 2014) – A recent survey commissioned by BIC reveals that even in this electronic age, 99% of parents believe that teaching a child to write by hand using a pen or pencil is important, as opposed to only learning how to type on a computer*– and the experts agree.
According to Pam Allyn, who is a literacy advocate, education expert, and the author and founder of LitWorld, a global organization that advocates for children’s rights as readers, writers and learners, writing is an essential tool for learning. “For young children who are beginning to write, it can also be an exciting adventure. However, sometimes those little hands need a helping hand to learn how to write properly,” says Allyn. BIC, a leading manufacturer of writing, marking and correction products, is launching BIC Kids™, the first and only line of writing instruments in Canada designed to help children learn to write.
The BIC Kids product line was developed with a team of experts, including teachers and kids, in an effort to help young children learn to write properly at an early age. The products, which include a mechanical pencil, pen and stylus, offer a unique guiding line to help position little fingers correctly, are ergonomically designed specifically for kids’ hands and work for both left-handed and right-handed children.
Benefits Beyond Penmanship
The benefits of developing good writing skills extend beyond neat penmanship. The vast majority of parents surveyed believe that practicing writing by hand with children will positively impact a child’s ability to read (95% of respondents agree with this statement), express themselves (96% of respondents agree with this statement) and communicate (97% of respondents agree with this statement).
“The practice of writing helps improve idea composition and expression, as well as fine motorskill
development,” says Allyn. “The line of BIC Kids products provides children with inspiration
to learn to write, and to build a solid foundation for future success.”
The full BIC Kids product line includes:
BIC Kids Mechanical Pencils (Suggested Retail Price: $3.99) include an eraser and lead
refill with six leads. Children can personalize their pencil with stickers to make writing even
BIC Kids Pens (Suggested Retail Price: $3.99) in blue include stickers for pen
BIC Kids Stylus (Suggested Retail Price: $3.99) is an innovative tool to help small hands
navigate tablets in the classroom and at home.
“BIC worked diligently with input from experts to develop a product that would help children
learn to write properly,” said Michael Salfi, Brand Manager, Stationery, BIC Inc. “It is our hope
that this product line will not only help teach children to write, but will energize and inspire their
love of writing, as well.”
The full line of BIC Kids products are now available at retailers throughout Canada.
Kids Write the Darndest Things
Allyn believes that kids need to start writing early because writing helps to cultivate emotional
growth, develop critical thinking skills and improve school performance. Plus for many, it’s a fun
way to express what they’re thinking.
Recently, BIC asked a group of children, aged 4 to 8, to write answers to three questions. Here
are a few of the amusing responses:
What do you like most about writing by hand?
If you could write a letter to your favourite person, who would it be and what would you say?
If you had one wish, what would it be?
About BIC Inc.
BIC Inc. (Canada) is a subsidiary of BIC Corporation (www.bicworld.com), a leading manufacturer of stationery products, lighters and shavers. Since its founding more than 50 years ago, BIC has honoured the tradition of providing high-quality, affordable products to consumers everywhere. Through this unwavering dedication, BIC has become one of the most recognized brands in the world today.
About Pam Allyn
Pam Allyn, spokesperson for BIC Kids products, is the Executive Director and founder of LitWorld, a global organization advocating for children’s rights as readers, writers and learners. She is also the Executive Director and Founder of LitLife, a national organization dedicated to school improvement. Pam is an acclaimed author and is widely known as a motivational speaker advocating for reading and writing as human rights that belong to all people. Her work has been featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show, Oprah Radio, The Huffington Post and in The New York Times.
Disclosure: MomMomOnTheGo was provided product for the purpose of conducting this review. As always, MomMomOnTheGo only supports companies and products that she loves.