Teach a child how to hold a pencil| The Alligator Trick
So many primary kids struggle with how to grip their pencils- love this simple "alligator grip" trick!
The Pom Pom Trick to Teach Kids how to Hold a Pencil Correctly!
by Lauren Barnett, MA, CCC-SLP Do you know why it's important to hold a pencil correctly? Little hands fatigue quickly when they are holding a pencil the wrong way which means they quit sooner, practice less and improve more slowly. If your child is holding a pencil incorrectly, grab a pom pom and try this! Put the pom pom in the middle of her hand: Then have her close her pinkie and ring fingers over the pom pom to hold it in place. Then use the other fingers to hold the pencil! It makes it…
Weekly Focus: Ten Tips for Teaching Handwriting Grip
Teaching pencil grip is one of the foundation skills from Nellie Edge “Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting Matters.” An in-depth photo essay, featuring 10 practical handwriting tips, is a “must-read” for preschool and kindergarten teachers and parents. This Weekly Focus blog includes FREE parent letters.
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Links to great ideas and videos to help your little one develop an excellent pencil grip! There's a free song poster, too!
Pencil Grip Correction with a Pom Pom
This TOTALLY WORKS!!! I have tendonitis in my hand and have not been able to hold a pencil correctly. Tried this out of curiosity and it works. Pencil Grip Correction with a Pom Pom