Not everyone finds writing easy and comfortable, so you may be looking at the pros and cons of cutlery grips vs thicker pencils.
As children grow up, developing their fine motor skills plays a big role, from learning to walk to learning to write, and as the ones who care for them, we inevitably want the best for their development. These skills often deplete over time, with conditions such as arthritis or strokes impacting the body. But some products can help…
What are Cutlery Grips?
Tenura adaptive grips provide an extra layer of comfort to your writing thanks to their soft silicone construction - this material is also grip-enhancing.
Whether you struggle grasping pencils due to a lack of grip strength or looking for an easy, reusable way to improve your writing, Tenura's specially designed adaptive cutlery grips are versatile for all your gripping needs.
There are two sizes of cutlery grips available from Tenura. Children's cutlery grips - perfect for smaller items that are tricky to hold or difficult for smaller hands. Adult cutlery grips - suitable for anything from cutlery to hairbrushes, giving plenty of variety for these grips to be applied within your day-to-day life.
Tenura Cutlery Grip Pros
- Cushioned grip, soft on the fingers
- Larger surface to grip
- Can be reused on hairbrushes, razors and toothbrushes
- Less strain on weak wrists
- 100% silicone
- No cost-saving chemicals & non-toxic
- Dishwasher safe
- Available in two sizes (children's & adults)
What are Thicker Pencils?
Thicker pencils are wider pencils to help those struggling to grasp thin objects and handles. To hold pencils requires dexterity and fine motor skills, which you may find tricky as a child or an older person, and this is where thicker pencils come in handy. They do, however, have some pros and cons.
Chunky pencil pros
- Boosts muscle development
- Less pain and stress on the hands (thinner pencils can be painful/uncomfortable)
- Easier to grasp than normal pencils
Chunky pencil cons
- Limited to the set of thick pencils you buy
- Need a special pencil sharpener
Our final thoughts…
The soft silicone of Tenura adaptive cutlery grips lessens any discomfort and allows you to figure out the best way to hold your pencil/pen. Both cutlery grips and chunky pencils offer an easily accessible way to help with writing. Often used for those learning to write, they're a good first step into building grip.
Why not explore more about Tenura cutlery grips via the website and get yours today?
We have recently added one of our new products to the site for general sale; anti slip cutlery grips are a great way for people with strength impairments to their grip to be able to continue daily tasks with smaller handheld items, such as cutlery, pens, pencils, toothbrushes and more!
Tenura anti slip cutlery grips are made from our 100% non toxic silicone, moulded in to a large, tapered cylindrical shape to increase grip whilst lessening strain on muscles and joints, but retaining comfort. The universal insert will conform to any suitable handheld item you insert into it, and will not affect the outside surface.
Anti slip cutlery grips can be used successfully in many environments, including but not limited to domestic, clinical and care, where they have various uses.
Try some of our anti slip cutlery grips today, and let us know what you think!