- Oral Motor
- Fine Motor
Calm & focus during writing activities with convenient oral motor chew breaks|||Does chewing on pen caps and pencil erasers sound familiar? Then you're in luck! Made in the USA, ARK's Krypto-Bite™ Chewable Pencil Toppers are a safe solution for kids and adults who need to chew. Chewing can be a very effective way to help calm, self-regulate, and focus, so these chewy tools are a perfect pairing for homework, note-taking, and more. As an added bonus, they also add extra weight to the pencil for increased hand awareness and to help the pencil comfortably rest in the web space between the thumb and pointer finger. They're modeled after the same prism-shape as our Krypto-Bite necklace, but with a hollow tube on one end to conveniently fit over standard #2 pencils. Like all other ARK chews, they come in 3 color-coded toughness levels:
Choose your option from the menu above. Each topper is sold individually with it's own free eraser-less pencil. Color hues may vary slightly. Please note: the bottom half of these toppers are hollow in order to fit over pencils, and as such they are not recommended for avid / aggressive chewers. The best options for avid chewers are our solid XXT chew tools sold here. Best practice is to use with eraser-less pencils (a free one is included with each topper). Each topper measures approximately 2.75 inches in length and .5 inch in diameter.
Designed, manufactured, and assembled in the USA by ARK Therapeutic. Medical grade, FDA compliant, NO lead, phthalates, PVC, BPA, or latex.
Caution: This product is not a toy. Recommended for children 6-7 years and up (the age that children typically start using a standard pencil). Although these chew tools are sturdy and durable, no chew tool is indestructible. Wear/tear may be expected given the nature of the intended use. How long they last is typically equal to the amount and intensity of the chewing, as well as other variables (such as jaw strength, stress/anxiety levels, if other sensory strategies are in place, etc.). While for some people a chew tool will last forever, for others with heavy/aggressive oral needs, they may go through it very quickly. Please supervise at all times and replace if necessary if the item shows signs of wear and tear. For the longest lasting chew tool overall, click here.
I am 30+ and have bad anxiety that was causing me to grind my teeth. I was also a chewer of everything when I was a kid. (Pens, gloves, sleeves, drawstrings...)
Though I'm no longer a chewer, I've apparently switched to teeth grinding. Also sometimes eating just because I'm anxious and I want to bite on something.
I ordered one of these, in XL, and have found it quite useful for when I'm stressed and grinding my teeth. The only problem is, I have a very small mouth, and I'm a gagger, and this is really too big and tough for my mouth. I'm going to try one of the differently-shaped necklaces in a softer style and maybe that will solve the gag problem.
So they're not just for kids, if you find yourself clenching your jaw you can bite on one of these instead and save your teeth. Reindeer
I bought this for my husband because he is constantly chewing the end of our pens and it was driving me crazy!! He didn't want me to get it, but now absolutely loves it! Our pens have been saved :) Katie
So very grateful to have something safe to outlet my child's anxiety.
His teacher has seen a favorable response as well.
Plus, I'm super pleased this it made in the US. Stephanie
My son is 15 with High Functioning Autism, Tourette's and Anxiety. He is a chewer. He will chew lego bricks if he can't find anything else to chew. This has been a teeth saver. He is an aggressive chewer, so we go for the strongest option. It helps his anxiety and has stopped the lego chewing all together. Sara Marwick
This pencil topper is perfect! My son who normally chews his pencils really bad also really loves it. In fact the first day he used them (homeschool) he was so relaxed he fell asleep on the couch. I've also noticed an improvement in his handwriting. He is 6 years old and in 2nd grade. Kari
A good product that does exactly what it's supposed to do. Unfortunately, the soft one also emits a loud squeak every time the teeth compress or expand it! My autistic daughter now refuses to use it at school--where she needs it most to deal with stress--because she gets odd looks from her classmates. Will be returning the unopened toppers. Darla
This is a great product for my older son. He has anxiety disorder and was afraid he'd get teased if he wore one of the necklaces. He loves this one! Heidi
These are great and help save the pencil. We tried another pencil topper once that had an open top. It was a chewable tube hollow on both ends so saliva got all inside and around the pencil and eraser. These have a closed top instead. Much better design. Lee
My son was chewing on his shirt collars and pencils and erasers in class so his teacher recommended these. I got him a red, lime, and blue one for variety. They were a perfect match for him - they've held up to his chewing without breaking apart and he doesn't feel weird about using them because the other kids just think they're erasers.
My son with Aspberger chews on everything. If he uses a pencil one time, it no longer has an eraser. He loves that he is "allowed" to chew on this instead, and I (and his dentist) love that he's not chewing on metal or other random things anymore. I got him one for school, one for home, and one as a backup. I wish they were a tad cheaper, but it is still well worth the cost in pencils/erasers saved.
Student was immediately receptive to this tool. Classroom teacher also satisfied. Leslie
My dtr loves these. Hannah Obi
My 9 year old son's teacher suggested I buy these. He has high functioning autism and he chews pencils down to the metal and she was worried he would get cut. He also has a history of chewing up while pink pearl erasers.
My son loves these pencil toppers. They are soft and the texture that he prefers. He hates hard plastics. He has chewed up one over a 3 week period. I bought 6 so it is worth it to me.
If you have a chewer, these are great. Sarah
Thank you for your heart to help kids with sensory processing disorders. My daughter loves to chew and she loves her new pencil topper chew. While she is doing her school work. It allows her to focus and work for a longer period of time. It truly satisfies her need. Debbie
Great distraction for my son who craves oral stimulation while doing school work. Liz
My families are loving the pencil toppers for their bright colors, varied hardness levels and the fact that they are unobtrusive. Wonderful product. Dawn Rux
|feature:||Each topper measures about 2.75" long and ½" in diameter - perfect for reaching the back molars|
|feature:||Comes with an eraser-less pencil|
|feature:||Great for focusing during schoolwork|
|feature:||3 color-coded toughness levels|
|feature:||Personally made by ARK in Columbia, SC USA|
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