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08/14/2018


How your child draws, how they write, and even how they use their fingers in general, can be influenced by how they hold their pencil. For that reason, it is important that you read the post below to learn how to teach them the right way to hold a pencil.

How to Teach a Child to Hold a Pencil Correctly

  1. First of all, you need to get them familiarized with the concept of the tripod grip. It is the most ergonomic and supportive way to hold a pencil. It is done with the thumb, middle, and index fingers.
  2. It's possible that, at first, your child will find it challenging to coordinate their fingers for the tripod grip. To help them out, get them a colorful pencil grip aid that can train them correctly.
  3. If your child makes the all-too-common mistake of grabbing their pencil with their whole hand, provide shorter pencils, so the gripping space is significantly reduced.
  4. It's normal that your child will need some time to get used to the correct gripping technique. That's why you need to pay attention to them and correct them whenever you see them making a mistake in this regard.
  5. Finally, you should remember that practice makes perfect, which is why you should make sure that your child has enough chances to work on their grip until it becomes natural to them.

Call The Tutoring Center, Mountain View CA if your child could benefit from early age tutoring in Mountain View CA. Call (650) 396-7680 to request more information on their academic programs, or to schedule a free consultation.

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