Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written in partnership with BIC. As always, all opinions are of my own.
When Colby and I were in high school, we would pass each other notes daily. Of course, this was well before smartphones and text messaging. These notes were our way of communicating between classes. And with each note, Colby would add a doodle or picture he drew.
Stop Left Hand Smear
That’s the thing I find incredible about most lefties: they’re amazingly creative! You may notice that most celebrities are lefties. Left handers are ruled by the right, artistic, side of the brain. This Sunday, in honor of International Left Handers Day, I’m thinking Colby owes me a new piece of art to display. After all, it’s been a few years since we’ve passed notes back and forth.
With school starting new week here in our area, I’m sure parents of lefties, righties, and ambidextrous kids alike are looking for school supplies for their kids.
Crazy enough, not one of our 5 children are left-handed like their daddy. But, having him around, we do understand the difference when it comes to the two. The biggest challenge for lefties when writing/drawing? Smearing.
Therefore, I talked to Colby and asked him for some back-to-school tips when shopping for lefties:
- Stopping the smears: Because we write left to right, a lefty’s hand drags across the wet ink on the page as they write. Fortunately, BIC® Gel-ocity® Quick Dry gel pens dry up to 3x faster*, allowing creativity to flow… with less smearing. This means that even lefties can (finally) get a super-smooth writing experience with less smearing.
- No more wires: Wirebound notebooks were definitely not designed with a lefty in mind. As they write, their left hand sits on the wires making it challenging. If possible, purchase composition books or other non-wirebound notebooks.
- Cut it out: Perhaps the one school supply most parents of lefties know is a good pair of scissors. Admittedly, they are often rare during back to school season, they are out there and can make a huge difference during the left-hander’s school days.
Consider school supplies carefully when you’re shopping for a lefty. How will it affect their productivity? How will it feel in their hand? Let them pick out the best options to fit their left-handed needs and take one less stress away from their days at school.
Ready to stop the left-hand smear?
BIC® Gel-ocity® Quick Dry gel pens make note-taking, list-making and calendar-marking brighter this back to school season. And for lefties, they can help stop the smear! The gels pens are available in a variety of bright and vivid colors and provide a smooth writing experience that inspires creativity. As mentioned above, the lefty already has the creative side of his brain driving him, let him create! With fast-drying ink, what you’ve created, stays created.