Getting to grips with the new school year
The best writing instruments for all ages
The new school year is here! The yearly jump to the next class is an exciting time, not just for those starting school for the first time, but also for older children – and they’ll want to be school-ready and fully equipped. Having the appropriate writing instruments is important, as they will be accompanying the
children throughout their school life and development. That’s why Lamy offers ergonomic writing instruments for every age group that are specifically designed to support learning and are totally geared towards the needs of even the very youngest.
LAMY abc learn-to-write system
This learn-to-write system consists of the LAMY abc learn-to-write pencil and the LAMY abc learn-to-write fountain pen. Their large grip ends just above the nib or the tip of the lead and guarantees young users’ fingers secure positioning in exactly the right place. The learn-to-write pencil has a soft, breakproof lead that produces a wider-than-usual line and therefore encourages beginner writers not to press so hard.
LAMY abc learn-to-write system
The beginner’s fountain pen is the next step when moving on from the beginner’s pencil. It features a special beginner’s nib in stainless steel with a round, particularly robust tip. The index finger and thumb are positioned very close to the nib, which makes guiding the pen really easy for small hands.
The barrel is made of wood, a material many children are familiar with from pre-school toys or their first recorder. Combined with a colour choice of cheerful bright red or vibrant blue, the LAMY abc makes a really eye-catching addition to any pencil case. And not only that, the cube at the end of the barrel stops the writing instrument from rolling away. To avoid mix-ups, a name sticker is provided which can be adhered to the cube or the cap to display the name of the proud owner.
LAMY nexx fountain pen
The stainless steel nib – available in four nib widths – glides effortlessly over the paper, enabling the user to write for longer periods without fatigue. This is also aided by the innovative triangular shape of the sturdy aluminium barrel, which helps the LAMY nexx sit perfectly in the hand.
Children lay the foundation stone for their own handwriting as soon as they make their first attempts to draw. The fact that they are completely free to try on their own also has a positive effect on their ability to learn easily later on.
With coloured pencils, you can take advantage of this natural curiosity in children and encourage them to use pencils and paper in a playful and exploratory manner – because the intuitive movements of drawing allow them to develop their motor skills independently. This makes their first attempts to draw a good basis for learning to write.
Lamy’s two aquaplus paintboxes are also part of its plus range. These were developed in complete accordance with Johannes Itten’s colour theory and teach children and teenagers about the relationships between different colours and how to mix them. As a result, young painters will be able to mix whichever shades they require for a picture.
The best writing instrument for older children is the LAMY safari. This fountain pen with its distinctive clip is made to last and is exceptionally sturdy, making it the ideal accessory for everyday school life. Thanks to its ergonomically shaped grip recesses, it is particularly suited to those who do a lot of writing. The ink window is a practical feature for monitoring the ink level of the cartridge, and the large choice of colours gives young adults multiple opportunities to express their individuality.
The same goes for the LAMY AL-star – it shares the same design as the LAMY safari, but because it is made of aluminium it feels very light in the hand. Both series are available as fountain pens, ballpoint pens, mechanical pencils and rollerball pens to satisfy a variety of writing preferences.
Find a retailer
Lamy writing instruments and accessories are available from qualified retailers, where you can be assured of good advice and service. Find the retailer in your area easily.