Working with early childhood education experts and moms, we designed the Elmer's Early Learners line specifically for little hands. The line was developed in collaboration with moms and early learning teachers at the Ohio State University's Schoenbaum Family Center. The Early Learners Glue Stick makes learning new skills easy and fun, and helps build children's confidence for success and jump starts early creativity. The glue stick is designed with a triangular shaped body that provides a tripod writing grip that makes it easier for little hands. There's a snap-in spot for the cap at the base of the stick, to keep it from going missing. The disappearing purple color of the glue inside the pens makes it easy to see where the glue has been applied. The cap is easy to open and close, and the no-roll design of the stick keeps it on the table where it's supposed to be.