Today Dixon Ticonderoga continues to make its mark manufacturing and marketing writing instruments, art supplies and tools for self-expression. You'll always remember your first Ticonderoga. The larger round size (13/32 inch) and the smooth outer casing make it easier for little hands to hold. Preferred by teachers, My First Ticonderoga assists children in the early stages of their writing development skills. The thick number 2 graphite core is pre-sharpened for added convenience and features an extra-large, latex-free eraser for clean, smudge-free erasing.