This set of ten Colour Grip pencils from Faber-Castells is a great starter set for young children, suitable for use at home or in the classroom. The pencils are ergonomically designed with special 'Grip' technology, designed to help children with their pen-holding technique. The pencils are suitable for use on everyday paper or cardstock and can also be used with colouring books.
Each pencil is expertly manufactured from FSC Approved wood, ensuring that forests are sustainable and protected. They have a triangular shaped design with small raised bumps along the main grip-section of the barrel. This is a patented design which provides more control over the pencils. They are filled with colour-rich leads and are also water-soluble. This means that they can be brushed over with water to create watercolour effects. The set contains ten individual colours, supplied in a practical triangular storage case.
A great way for children to develop their pen-holding technique is to provide them with colouring pencils and pre-made designs, such as those found in colouring books. Encouraging children to colour within the lines will subconsciously teach them to develop their own way of manipulating the pencil to their advantage. This is a technique used by schools all over the world and is proven to help with proper pen-holding technique later in life.