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02/28/2019


Believe it or not, how your child holds a pencil can have some consequences in certain areas of their life (for instance, in how they develop their fine-motor skills). To teach them the right way to hold a pencil, follow the tips below.

How to Teach a Child to Hold a Pencil Correctly

  1. Of course, the first step is to teach your child what the right way to hold a pencil is. That is, the tripod grip. It employs the thumb, index and middle fingers to grip the pencil, which presents the most ergonomic option.
  2. For a young child, the tripod grip can be challenging. To help them get used to it, a pencil grip aid can help. Provide one for your child with fun designs and colors, so that they're more excited to use it.
  3. A lot of times, children use their whole hand to grab a pencil. To keep this from happening, you can give them shorter pencils to ensure they won't have enough space.
  4. Since your child hasn't developed their fine-motor skills fully, it may be hard for them to get used to the tripod grip. That's why you should be attentive and correct them whenever you see they're employing the incorrect method.
  5. Finally, you need to guarantee that your child has sufficient practice opportunities to get used to the right gripping method. For instance, you can encourage them to draw more often.

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