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06/08/2017
Deficient fine-motor skills, severe Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, bad penmanship, among other afflictions, can all be consequences of an inadequate pencil grip. That's why it's imperative that you teach your young child to hold their writing tools correctly before they get used to bad gripping habits. For a few tips on the matter, continue reading this post.

How to Teach a Child to Hold a Pencil Correctly

  1. For starters, you should instruct your child about the right way to grab a pencil. They should use their middle and index fingers and thumb (a method known as the tripod grip), to support the pencil in an ergonomic manner.
  2. A great and easy way to help your child coordinate their fingers better is to offer them a pencil grip aid. You could even find one with fun colors and designs to make them eager to use it.
  3. Another method you could use is to give your child a shorter pencil. This will force them to use the 3 fingers, instead of gripping the pencil with their whole hand.
  4. If despite your best efforts, your child has already picked up an incorrect gripping technique, you will need to correct them each time you notice they employ it to write or draw.
  5. Finally, it's important that your child practices often, as this is the only way they will get comfortable with the right way to hold a pencil.

Try Early Tutoring in Sammamish WA

Early tutoring can do wonders for your young child, as it will help them get a head start on their education. If you'd like to give it a try, call The Tutoring Center, Sammamish WA at 425-202-7306. They'll gladly provide more information on the benefits it can bring. Call to enroll your child in early age tutoring in Sammamish WA, or to request a free consultation.

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