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05/03/2019


Believe it or not, the way your child holds a pencil can interfere with their development. To guarantee your child will be able to develop their fine-motor skills correctly, read the post below to teach them how to hold a pencil.

How to Teach a Child to Hold a Pencil Correctly

  1. Firstly, you should take time to teach your child the tripod grip. Since it's the most ergonomic way to hold a pencil, it's deemed the right gripping technique. It uses the index and middle fingers and thumb.
  2. If your child is just starting to learn this technique, they will need some assistance to master it. Enter, the pencil grip aid. It will help your child develop their fine-motor skills successfully. Find colorful ones to encourage your child to use them.
  3. Children often make the mistake of using their whole hand to grab a pencil or other writing tool. To correct this, you can give them shorter pencils with reduced gripping space.
  4. Keep in mind that it's likely that you will need to correct your child more than a few times, at least while they become more familiar with the tripod grip. To that end, pay attention to them when they write or draw.
  5. And speaking of writing and drawing, you should make sure your child practices enough so they can completely master the tripod grip. Give them tools and paper to write, draw, scribble, and more.

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