griffix®
The right writing instrument
for every learning step

Pelikan griffix® writing instruments are well known in every class room. However, did you also know that griffix® is not only a product name?

 

griffix® - The right writing instrument for every learning step

Pelikan griffix® writing instruments are well known in every class room. However, did you also know that griffix® is not only a product name? Pelikan griffix® stands for a learntowrite system in four steps that guides the students in the process of learning how to write, consequently from the beginning on: from the wax pen in preschool over the pencil for school starters, the ink pen as a previous step to fluent writing all the way to the fountain pen, the highlight in the process of learning to write.

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It was developed on the basis of the most recent graphomotor findings in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute.
It is a fact that…
…writing works best when the writing instrument is held with the pincer grasp.
…when holding a pen in the pincer grasp, thumb and pointer finger are slightly bent and the middle finger rests on the pen.
…by bending and stretching of the fingers, the child can also perform small scaled movements perfectly.
That is why the griffix® learn to write system supports and accelerates child development all the way to the pincer grasp without keeping them in leading strings.

 

What makes it special: The holding position remains the same, even with a growing level of demand concerning the writing instrument. This way, the child will not have to relearn a new holding position in every learning step. The system is available for left as well as right handers.

Lots of professional information, tried and tested ideas and support on the topic of learning how to write/neat handwriting is provided in our brochure "Practice of learning how to write". An extract of this brochure including detailed information on the Pelikan learn-to-write system griffix® is available here:

 

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Supplementary, each of the four griffix® writing instruments is guided by a griffix® learn to-write exercise book. Numerous exercises train the correct writing movements of the arm, wrist and fingers. The exercises are specially adapted for the growing skills in the process of learning to write and the writing instruments used.

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The new learn to write system griffix® was successfully introduced in Germany in 2008. A primary school in Hamburg is taking part in a griffix® long-term test with students of the ages preschool to grade 4. Entire classes have been equipped with the griffix® learn to write system, whereas corresponding control classes have been equipped with regular writing equipment. Well over half a year later, test results show that griffix® is clearly superior to regular writing instruments and support the process of learning how to write, by far. In the classes using the griffix® pens, the process of learning how to write proceeded better by 33% comparing to the classes that used regular writing instruments.

For more information on the four step learn-to-write system griffix®, please visit our website

www.griffix.eu