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Believe it or not, how your child holds a pencil can determine a few things in their life. For one, how they develop their fine-motor skills. Plus, it can impact their penmanship, their artistic abilities, and more. If you want to help your child learn the correct pencil grip, follow the tips in this post.

How to Teach a Child to Hold a Pencil Correctly

  1. Of course, the first step is to teach your child the correct pencil grip. It is known as the tripod grip and it consists of grabbing the pencil with the middle, index, and thumb fingers.
  2. Due to underdeveloped fine-motor skills, your child may have a challenging time with the tripod grip. A pencil grip aid may help them get comfortable with that position.
  3. Commonly, children use their whole hands to grab their writing tools. To help them break this habit, you can give them shorter pencils that won't give them enough space to grip the pencil.
  4. Since the correct pencil grip is challenging to your child, it's likely they'll go back to an incorrect technique. When you see this is happening, correct them.
  5. Finally, help your child practice enough so they can develop the right fine-motor skills. Give them the chance to draw, scribble, and write more, so they can completely master the tripod grip.

Enroll your child in early age tutoring in West Linn OR to help them start their academic life successfully. Call The Tutoring Center, West Linn OR at (503) 303-4491 to learn more about their academic programs, or to schedule a free diagnostic assessment.


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