I was in the store recently and found some writing and coloring utensils that are helpful for encouraging small motor skills. One of these items are crayola’s triangular crayons. I picked up a box of these for my son to try and would rate them about a 7/10.
My son has used them and his coloring skills have improved a little bit but I’ve not noticed any major changes as of yet. An article I read recently stated that for children with fine motor skills problems it is recommended to use jumbo size crayons for coordination until he improves his writing skills.
A word of caution though – I used to purchase quite a few dry/erase multiplication, handwriting and other helpful charts for my children to use as it was more cost effective than printing out worksheets. I thought this was an excellent way to have our son practice his hand-eye coordination and writing skills until his OT (Occupational Therapist) told me that starting children out on dry-erase boards before they have mastered handwriting is not a good idea. I was told that the surface it too slick and they cannot maintain proper control of the writing utensil.
It is recommended to use jumbo, stubby crayons or pencils until he/she has built up her hand muscles.
Also check out this website I just found for other great products in helping your child with sensory and handwriting needs. http://www.therapro.com/Triangular-Pens-Pencils-Chalk-Crayons-C4349.aspx
They also offer raised lined paper with or without letters and numbers for your child to learn how to write in the lines: