This list of my favourite 15 tools for dysgraphia features a wide range of really helpful aides for your child should they struggle with dysgraphia, have issues with their fine motor skills or simply have messy handwriting. Please note, that I would never recommend anything that I don’t love myself and haven’t used with Ella.

For my list of top tools for dyslexia, click here

The list features everything from pencil grips to writing boards and includes a choice of games and toys to help improve fine motor skills.

Find the 15 top tools for dysgraphia listed below. Click on each link below to open a new tab.

Stabilo Easy Pen This ergonomic rollerball pen has been specifically designed for hands of all sizes. It promotes a relaxed hand posture (something many kids with dysgraphia struggle with) which helps to minimise muscle fatigue and writing pain. Children will create smooth writing with ni blotches of scratches. The pen is easy to refill and most importantly, approved by teachers in the UK and US. (#ad)

STABILO Ergonomic Rollerball EASYoriginal - Right-Handed - Dark Blue/Light Blue
  • The STABILO EASYoriginal is the first ergonomic rollerball specially designed for left or right handers
  • Comfortable hold for small hands thanks to the ergonomic grip zone made from non-slip material
  • Relaxed hand posture prevents premature muscle fatigue and writing pain
  • Easy smooth handwriting without blots or scratches thanks to the rollerball technology
  • Easy to refill with STABILO EASYoriginal cartridges available in a fine or medium tip - sold separately.New refills available in royal blue erasable ink which are suitable for school and black, or red ink – sold separately.Space for a name on the pen.The official pen licence pen.Approved by UK teachers for handwriting in school

Maped Visio Left Handed Pens Calling all left handers (like Ella) to add to her writing struggles, Ella is also left handed. These pens have helped her enormously and we highly recommend them. They are exclusively designed for left-handed writers and feature quick-drying ink, a rubberized grip section and a line width of 0.7mm. They allow the left-handed writer to actually see what they are writing. They are a must-have for all left handed kids, dysgraphia or no dysgraphia. (#ad)

Maped - Visio Left-Handed Quick-Drying Ballpoint Pen - 3 Pack - Left Handed - Innovative
  • LEFT-HANDED DESIGN: Specifically designed for left-handed individuals
  • QUICK-DRYING INK: Ensures smudge-free writing and prevents smearing
  • SMOOTH WRITING EXPERIENCE: Provides effortless and precise penmanship with a line width of 0.7mm
  • THREE PACK: includes three colors (black, blue, red) for added convenience and value.
  • HIGH-QUALITY PERFORMANCE: Reliable and long-lasting performance

Reading rods These alphabet blocks help children develop their reading skills, word building and spelling through hands on manipulation. The linking cubes are perfect for early readers and those who may struggle with their pencil grip and writing. They are perfect for playing literacy games at home as to click each block onto place requires a certain amount of fine motor strength. (#ad)

hand2mind Letter Pattern Reading Rods, Build a Word with Alphabet Blocks, Early Readers Linking Cubes, Reading Manipulatives, Montessori Alphabet, 1st Grade Reading, Homeschool Supplies (Set of 141)
  • ALPHABET BLOCKS TO IMPROVE READING & SPELLING: Develop decoding, word building, and spelling skills with our hands-on literacy reading rods. Each block is 3/4 in. x 3/4 in. and is 2.5 mm in length.
  • LINKING CUBES FOR EARLY READERS: This kit includes 141 cubes. The reading rods are color-coded by phonics.
  • READING MANIPULATIVES FOR KIDS: Our cubes are colored by vowels, consonants, silent "e", consonant blends, vowel digraphs, and word family chunks.
  • ENCOURAGE SENTENCE BUILDING FOR KIDS: Our reading rods help with building words and fitting them into sentences for early readers.
  • SUPPLEMENT READING SKILLS WITH LITERACY GAMES: Reading rods are great for early phonemic awareness exposure and practice, games, and fine motor skills at home.

Pencil grips Pencil grips guide fingers into the correct position for holding pens and pencils. They help to improve handwriting and give the user more control.  They are suitable for all sizes of fingers and can be used with the left or right hand. When used consistently, they strengthen the muscles and imprive fine motor skills, which are essential for writing. They relieve pain, reduce writing fatigue and improve overall comfort when writing. (#ad)

BUSHIBU Pencil Grips for Kids Handwriting, 12 Pcs Toddler Pencil Grippers, Pen Grips Trainer for Beginners Preschoolers Kindergarten Children
  • 【Improve Kid’s Handwriting】BUSHIBU pencil grips can guide fingers into proper position. So it can easily get your kids to hold writing utensils correctly. Through improve handwriting help to give more control,then build a positive handwriting habit. Our products designed to be soft and lovely,thus we believe that kids will love handwriting after using these grippers.
  • 【Easy to Use】BUSHIBU pencil grip is designed to be “one size fits all” so that our products can widely used in classrooms,at home, and in therapeutic settings. Ambidextrous for left-handed and right-handed users. Easy to slip onto a standard writing utensils,can flexible connection works for holding pencils, pens, crayons, markers and paintbrushes .
  • 【Support Hand Health, Reduce Hand Fatigue】BUSHIBU pencil grips for kids are the original ergonomic writing aid. With consistent use,will make writing becomes easy and natural. In the right way to hold writing utensils will prevent skin irritation and blisters.It also works to relieves kids' hand pain,reduce fatigue, and improves comfort.
  • 【Soft and Safe】 Our pen grips are made of high-quality silicone,so it’s absolutely soft,safe and environmentally friendly.And our colorful design can increase children’s interests to write. This pencil correction holder could be a great gift for your children,families or friends who has trouble with holding pens.
  • 【Hollow Ventilation Design】BUSHIBU research and development team combining the advantages and shortcomings of various pencil grip on market, create this unique pencil gripper which is an important breakthrough in stationery product area. Cute and practical correction tools for people who have trouble in handwriting
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The Pencil Grip Original Pencil Gripper, Universal Ergonomic Writing Aid For Righties And Lefties, Colorful Pencil Grippers, Assorted Colors, 6 Count - TPG-11106
  • Pencil Gripper: The Pencil Grips were designed by a doctor & are widely used in classrooms, at home, & in therapeutic settings. The unique shape is designed to be “one size fits all” to help the hands of kids & adults, & works for both righties & lefties.
  • Ergonomic Hand Grippers: These pencil assists can be used as a training tool, and then permanently for added comfort. The Pencil Grip fits on pencils, primary pencils, pens, crayons, markers, paint brushes, etc., so its benefits can be widely enjoyed.
  • 6 Colorful Pencil Grippers: A comfortable hand has more control and shows improved handwriting. These colorful grips guide the hand into an ergonomic position. They relieve hand pain, reduce fatigue, and improve comfort.
  • Shaped Pencil Holder: Its unique, patented design gently encourages the fingers and hand to rest in the proper position for gripping – The Tripod Grip. These hand grips feel natural because of its ergonomic design and soft, flexible, latex-free material.
  • Pencil Grip: The Pencil Grip is the original ergonomic writing aid. Writing becomes easy and natural. The Pencil Grip improves handwriting, helps to give more control, and reduces hand fatigue. This pack contains 6 colorful pencil grips.
Special Supplies 100 Squishy Pencil Grips for Kids and Adults - Colorful, Cushioned Holders for Handwriting, Drawing, Coloring - Ergonomic Right or Left-Handed Use - Reusable (100)
  • Sensory Soft Pencil Grips – These flexible silicone pencil grips for adults, teens, and small children provide a fun way to relieve stress, improve focus, and reduce anxiety when you’re writing or drawing at home, school, or in the office.
  • Universal Pen and Pencil Fit – Our soft grips for pencils are compatible with a wide range of No. 2 pencils, mechanical pencils, markers, pens, and other standard sized writing instruments so you can use them with all your favorites.
  • Improve Grip Strength and Control – Pencil grips for toddlers 2-4 years, teens, and even senior adults help improve hand posture if you’re having trouble gripping a thin pen or pencil by giving you a larger grip for enhanced stability.
  • Bright, Colorful, and Exciting Colors – This 100 pack of pencil grips comes in six vibrant colors to match your pen or your personal style including black, blue, red, green, orange, and yellow. Perfect for people of all ages.
  • Stimulating, Textured Feel – Special Supplies created these versatile, easy-to-use grips for pencils with small “finger” textures that stimulate the tips and sides of your fingers which is great for fidgeting, ADD, and ADHD.

Specialist pencils It has been proven by experts that shorter, fatter triangular pencils with soft graphite are perfect for anyone who struggles with their handwriting as they aid with pencil grip and ensure that the child does not have to press down too hard when writing. These two choices of pencils are perfect for kids with dysgraphia. (#ad)

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Learning Pencils for Toddlers 2-4 Years – Kids Pencils for Beginners, Toddlers and Preschoolers, Jumbo Triangle Shape for Easy Grip, Thick 6B Graphite for Easy Writing and Less Breakage (12 Pack)
  • EASY GRIP & PERFECT LENGTH: The triangular shape of these 6B pencils gives preschoolers a better grip, resulting in more accurate and controlled writing motions. Upgrade your child's writing experience with these comfortable and easy-to-use pencils
  • FAT TRIANGULAR SHAPE: These triangular shaped toddler pencils ages 2-4 have a 50% thicker graphite core, making them more durable and less likely to break so kids can keep drawing and writing without having to worry about their pencils breaking
  • ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY: Our fat pencils for preschoolers are made with premium, eco-friendly, non-toxic soft red wood that is specially designed to be the perfect first preschool pencil. They sharpen easily and last longer than most other pencils
  • SOFT & CONVENIENT: The graphite in these wide pencils for kids is a 6B, making them softer than most standard #2 or HB pencils. This makes them ideal for beginners, as they require less pressure and reduce fatigue
  • BONUS PRINTABLE WORK SHEETS: Our thick and big pencils for toddlers comes with lifetime access to downloadable worksheets and blank practice sheets. The unique gridded guides help new and developing writers with proper spacing and builds confidence
Koala Tools - Bear Claw Colored Pencils for Adults and Kids, Water Soluble Color Pencils with Triangular Grip for Art and Shading, Large Coloring Pencils, Pack of 12
  • Allow Smooth Coloring - Our color blending pencils are made with soft, extra-thick pigmented cores that glide easily on paper. They’re excellent watercolor pencils for kids and adult coloring pencils for coloring books.
  • Effortless Blending - Blend colors with ease, thanks to the thick and soft consistency of our colored pencils. As you would any watercolor pencil, simply blend with water or mineral spirits to create vibrant gradients.
  • Rich, Vivid Colors - Using these professional watercolor pencils brings life to any sketch. Get 12 coloring book color pencils in these highly pigmented hues: blue, yellow, orange, hunter green, brown, white, red, green, magenta, sapphire, peach, and black.
  • Support Better Grip - Our kids and adult color pencils have a jumbo, triangular shape for a more comfortable hold. Let your child learn the proper tripod grip and create wonderful drawings using these ergonomic colour pencils.
  • Balanced Color Pencils - Bear Claw 6.25-inch drawing color pencils fit the hands of any aspiring artist which is efficient for coloring and sketching.

Slant board When I talk about tools for dysgraphia, no list would be complete without a slant board. Slant boards have been scientifically designed to promote good posture while writing, provide the best visual distance at which to work and reduce fatigue. All of these points will greatly benefit your child with dysgraphia. An awkward position when writing is common for kids who have dysgraphia, and a slant board removes this awkwardness. (#ad)

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Visual Edge - Slant Board for Writing - Adjustable, Portable Workstation with Magnetic Whiteboard and 22° Angle for Optimal Writing & Reading - Ergonomic Desk Accessory for Teachers & Students - Blue
  • ERGONOMIC DESIGN FOR OPTIMAL POSTURE: The Visual Edge magnetic whiteboard with stand slant board features a scientifically engineered 22° working surface designed to promote good posture, reduce neck and back fatigue, and ensure an optimal visual distance. This design significantly enhances work performance and comfort during extended writing, drawing, and reading sessions.
  • ADJUSTABLE AND STURDY SLANT BOARD: This durable whiteboard includes flexible, foldable legs that provide exceptional stability during use and can be easily folded for compact storage. Its robust construction ensures it remains steady on any surface, making it perfect for classrooms, offices, and home use.
  • ENHANCED READING AND WRITING EXPERIENCE: The writing stand is equipped with two secure paper clip holders at the top, which hold documents, books, and other materials firmly in place. This feature ensures a smooth and uninterrupted reading and writing experience, keeping students, teachers, and professionals focused and engaged.
  • BOOSTS COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT: The dual-function Dry Erase board with stand and Magnetic board surface allows for direct note-taking, visual presentations, and interactive tasks. This versatile surface helps develop cognitive skills through educational games, puzzles, and problem-solving activities, making it an excellent tool for both learning and teaching.
  • ULTRA-PORTABLE AND CONVENIENT: Measuring a compact 12” x 18” and weighing less than 2 pounds, this lightweight slant board is designed for maximum portability. It fits effortlessly into backpacks, briefcases, and carry-ons, making it an ideal companion for students, educators, and professionals who need a reliable workstation on the go.

Workbooks Workbooks generally do what they say on the tin. The two books I have linked to below are our two favourite and they seemed to help Ella more than pthers we tried. The first book is great fun and for 5-7 year old kids while the second one below is more of a writing practice book, designed for kids aged 6 or 7 to 10. (#ad)

Dysgraphia tools for kids. 100 activities and games to improve writing skills in kids with dysgraphia and dyslexia. Volume 2. 5-7 years. Black & White Edition.
  • Rogers, Kristy B. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 105 Pages - 02/03/2022 (Publication Date) - Independently published (Publisher)

Specialist paper Specilaist paper is a must for all kids with dysgraphia as on-page spacial awareness is such a difficult concept for them to grasp. The two choices below worked best for Ella. The first pad of specialist paper is highlighted at the bottom for correct letter positioning while the second contains lines that are spaced in a way to ensure plenty of writing room. Get your specialist pads today and set your child on the road to writing success. (#ad)

Abilitations 089661 Hi-Write Beginner Paper, Level 1, Pack of 100, Yellow/White
  • We've brought you the kid-friendly, therapist-tested, teacher-approved Hi-Write pad that will have fingers and pencils writing with more ease and clarity than ever before. Ruled 11/16 inch writing paper with bottom line highlighted to encourage proper placement of letters. The beginner level 1 paper is ideal for grade 1.
  • Ideal for the development of early childhood
  • Lined and spaced for correct letter and number placement
  • Builds confidence in children's writing abilities
  • Includes a highlighted bottom line for proper letter positioning
Yeaqee 120 Sheets Raised Ruled Paper Portrait Handwriting Paper Kindergarten for Kids Teachers Sensory with Line, 8.3 x 11.2 Inch White
  • Sufficient Quantity to Use: with the inclusion of 120 sheets of kindergarten paper for writing, our paper ensures that you have more than enough for your daily needs; Whether it is for school, office, or home use, these papers are designed to last
  • Exquisite Raised Texture Design: our handwriting paper kindergarten is not your regular stationery, it features a nice sensory texture that enhances handwriting by providing tactile feedback to the writer; Suitable for individuals learning to write or those with visual diminution, this design promotes muscle memory and ensures you achieve clean, beautiful handwriting
  • Various Functions in Daily Life: from jotting down class notes, writing letters, practicing handwriting, or creating beautiful calligraphy art pieces, our wide rule paper integrates seamlessly into your daily life; This versatile paper serves multiple functions, making it an essential addition to your stationery collection
  • Proper Dimensions to Apply: sizing at approximately 8.3 x 11.2 inches/ 210 x 285 mm, our kindergarten writing paper fits into many folders, binders, or backpacks; It provides ample space for comfortable writing yet compact enough for ease of portability, writing, doodling, sketching, or creating, the possibilities are diverse and abundant
  • Suitable for a Wide Range of Users: our handwriting practice paper is not only a fundamental resource for students and professionals, but it is also a nice aid for elderly folks and people with visual decrease; The tactile raised lines will guide the user to write neatly and clearly, making it a practical tool

Finger spacer handwriting tool Finger spacers help children with dysgraphia to keep equal and correct spacing between letters and words. The choice of two transparent colours, green and blue, helps to minimise the issue some kids have when reading black text on white paper. (#ad)

Starting Blocks Plus Bundle- One Finger Spacer Handwriting Tool, Green and Two Finger Spacer Handwriting Tool, Blue
  • Children enjoy using this highly effective see-through letter and word spacing tool
  • Students quickly learn how to space their letters and words
  • Features an arrow for directionality and a ruler for measurement
  • Includes 1 green one finger spacer
  • Includes 1 blue two finger spacer

Handwriting line stamps This was a great tool in the early days of handwriting practice. It was great because we didn’t need to rely on specialist paper all the time (living in Thailand, having easy access to specialist paper was at times a real issue). The roller stamps produce easy to draw handwriting guidelines, instantly transforming blank paper into a specialist writing pad. Perfect for kids of all ages and small enough to fit into bags. (#ad)

Miseyo Dashed Handwriting Lines Practice Roller Stamp,Self-Inking Line Rolling Stamps for Kids Writing - Blue
  • ✍ SIZE:0.6" Dashed Handwriting line is just the right size and thickness for the beginners and young children to pratice their neat handwriting.The fun of drawing lines will also stimulate their interest in praticing handwriting.
  • ✍ PORTABLE & CONVENIENCE :This handwriting practice tool is perfectly sized at 2.36" X 1.45", you can easily put it in your pocket or bag and take it anywhere.
  • ✍ BEST TIME SAVING:No more drawing handwriting lines by hand or trying to find printable sheets. Perfect for kindergarten for adding an extra line for students to write on at anytime & anywhere. take it anywhere.
  • ✍ REFILLABLE & LONG LASTING:There is a little hole on the one side of the roller that allows for ink to be added for refill when ink runs out. Total length of stamp coverage can reach 100 meters before it needs a refill.
  • ✍ GREAT GIFT IDEA: Miseyo handwriting line roller stamp is a perfect gift for teachers, OT’s, parents and kids.

Occupational therapy toys Learning through play is an essential part of childhood and should always be encouraged – especially for any child with a learning difficulty.

Click here for my top family board games for kids with dysgraphia.

The two choices below were of partcular help to Ella, and of course both had the bonus of being great fun. Manipulation is a great way to improve fine motor skills. These stress balls provided hours of fun and were also a good way to get rid of tension caused by writing. The maze boards are also great for stress relief as well as being a resource for coordination, dexterity and the perfect way to strengthen fine motor skills. (#ad) 

YoYa Toys Pull, Stretch and Squeeze Stress Balls - 3 Balls, Elastic Sensory Balls for Stress and Anxiety Relief, Autism and Special Needs Toys, Calming Fidgets for Kids and Adults, Ideal for Classroom
  • PREMIUM PULL & STRETCH BALL SET: Experience effective stress relief and endless fun with our YoYa Toys Pull & Stretch Ball Set. These squishy fidget toys are your perfect companion wherever you go, allowing you to play, squeeze, and stretch them to your heart's content.
  • DURABLE SENSORY SQUEEZE BALLS: Don't settle for cheap stress balls. Our well-constructed elastic balls are made from resilient materials, ensuring durability even during heavy use. Bounce, squeeze, and shape them as you please, providing endless entertainment and sensory stimulation.
  • EXCELLENT CRAFTSMANSHIP: Our colorful bouncing exercise balls are meticulously crafted for supreme comfort and relaxation. The ergonomic size makes them easy to grip and carry, making them ideal fidget toys for both kids and adults. Let the tactile sensation of these elastic balls melt your stress away.
  • MULTIPURPOSE STRESS RELIEF BALL SET: These elastic stress relief balls are designed with versatility in mind. They make fantastic gifts for kids and are therapeutic tools for anxiety and stress relief. Perfect for individuals with special needs such as autism, ADHD, and OCD. Make any occasion extraordinary, be it Christmas, birthdays, or any other noteworthy event. With these balls, relief and joy go hand in hand!
  • STIMULATE FINE MOTOR SKILLS: Enhance fine motor skills, creativity, and problem-solving with our anti-stress balls. Take them anywhere, from the office to the classroom, or simply enjoy a calming walk in the park. Keep an extra one in your backpack, stroller, or glove compartment for instant calming when you need it most.
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hand2mind Mindful Maze Boards, Learn Breathing Patterns, Mindfulness for Kids Anxiety Relief, Tactile Sensory Toys, Play Therapy Toys, Social Emotional Learning Activities, Calm Down Corner Supplies
  • ANXIETY SENSORY ITEMS: A screen-free way to teach kids how to soothe themselves! Our hands-on breathing boards help build social emotional coping skills by providing cues and physical objects to guide kids through breathing exercises. The Mindful Maze Boards would make a great addition to your play therapy toys.
  • FINGER LABYRINTH FOR KIDS: Each Mindful Maze set comes with three double-sided Mindful Maze finger path breathing boards.
  • CALMING CORNER CLASSROOM: Mindful Maze Boards would be a great addition to your calm down toys for your classroom, homeschool classroom, daycare, home calming corner, or as apart of your sensory room items!
  • OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY TOYS: Our sensory calming toys for kids are perfect for occupational therapy for kids. The finger tracing element helps kids pace out their breathing.
  • SOCIAL EMOTIONAL TOYS: Each of the Mindful Maze breathing boards offers a unique experience because each child needs different breathing activities for different situations.

For a list of the best online apps and tools for dysgraphia, click here. 

I hope my list of dysgraphia tools has been useful and I hope you find the products as helpful over time as we have. Do contact me here at any time for more information or advice. I love to hear from you all.

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