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If you want your child to have nice penmanship, be a decent drawer, and develop their fine motor skills, you need to teach them how to hold their pencil correctly. For tips on how to help your child utilize the correct pencil grip, continue reading.

How to Teach a Child to Hold a Pencil Correctly

  1. To start with this tutorial, you should teach your child the most ergonomic way to hold a pencil; that is, the tripod grip. To that end, they need to use their thumb, middle, and index fingers to hold the pencil.
  2. It's probable your child will need some assistance to coordinate their fingers enough to master the tripod grip. That's why you should get them a pencil grip aid. If possible, give them a colorful one, so they are eager to use it.
  3. If your child has already developed the habit of using their whole hand to grab their writing tool, make them use shorter pencils to reduce their gripping space.
  4. As mentioned above, the correct pencil grip is a skill your child needs to build up to. This means that it's likely they'll make mistakes once in awhile. Correct them so they can learn way the right way to grip the pencil.
  5. Last but not least, the best way to make sure your child will be able to learn the right gripping technique, is to give them enough practice opportunities. The more they use it, the more natural it will become to them.

Enroll your child in early age tutoring in Friendswood TX to help them become a better student. Call The Tutoring Center, Friendswood TX at (281) 488-0101 to request information, or to schedule a free consultation.


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