The quirk pencil teaches the correct way to hold a pencil. Which is extremely important to elementary age children and their cognitive ability.
"Some people think that in this modern world of computers, children don't need to learn to write. Well, research tells us a different story. Learning to write helps the brain integrate movement, sensation, vision and auditory processing (because letters and words represent sounds). It is therefore more of a "whole brain" activity than typing on a keyboard. Information written by hand is processed more efficiently and remembered better. So writing is in itself a learning and thinking tool!
In the pictures above, you see how a young child’s hand develops the ability to hold the pencil in an increasingly efficient grip. If the child begins to spend too much time on pencil tasks in the earlier stages, that earlier, less efficient pencil grip can become established and very difficult for him to change even when he has developed his hand muscles and control to cope with the better grip. I have had children come to me in their later grades, desperately wanting to change their pencil grip because their hand becomes tired in long tests and exams. Once the habit is established, it is really very difficult to change and usually they find that their old inefficient pencil grip reverts as soon as they are under pressure. So, in exams, when they most need a comfortable efficient pencil grip, it eludes them!"
This is why the www.quirkpencil.com is so valuable to elementary age children. It's easy and fun to write and draw with a pencil that uses the correct pencil grip right from the start.