The Tutoring Center, Tomball TX



You may not think too much about it, but the way your child holds a pencil can have an impact in their fine-motor skills, their penmanship, their artistic abilities, and more. To teach them the right way to do it, continue reading.

How to Teach a Child to Hold a Pencil Correctly

  1. Your child won't be able to hold a pencil correctly if you don't first teach them how that's done. That's why you need to teach them the tripod grip. This one is the most ergonomic, as it uses the thumb and index and middle fingers.
  2. While you may think that using the tripod grip is easy, a developing child will need some assistance. To help them, provide a pencil grip aid. It will force them to use the tripod grip until they master the skill on their own.
  3. A mistake that children make when holding a writing tool is that they use their whole hand to that end. To dissuade them from doing this, give them shorter pencils with less gripping space.
  4. During this learning process, you will have to be patient, since your child is barely developing a skill. You should also pay attention to how they grab a pencil, so you can correct them on the spot.
  5. Last but not least, you should realize that practice is essential to develop this and any other skill. For that reason, you should encourage your child to practice often: by writing, drawing, scribbling, and more.

Help your child reach their academic goals with tutoring in Tomball TX. Call The Tutoring Center, Tomball TX at (281) 255-0530 to schedule a free diagnostic assessment.


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