Teaching Children How to Hold and Write with a Pencil

As a parent, you need to educate your children. Writing is one of the first things that children need to learn. The viral pictures showcase the proper ways to learn to hold a pencil.

The way you hold a pencil is called the Tripod Hold. Young children should be taught how to use this method as soon as possible.

They need to get used to holding a pencil so that they will be able to write properly as they grow up.


How to Hold and Write with a Pencil
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The Tripod Hold involves three fingers. The child has to use his three fingers, particularly the thumb, the index finger, and the middle finger, to grip the pencil.

How to Hold and Write with a Pencil tripod
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There are a variety of ways on how to teach your child this method. You can use a clothespin or clothes peg. You can place the pencil in the middle of the clothespin or clothes peg and let your child grip it.

How to Hold and Write with a Pencil
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You can use a small plastic bottle, such as an empty glue or correction fluid bottle. You just have to poke a hole in the middle and insert the pencil. Then, you should give it to your child and make him grasp the plastic bottle with the pencil.

How to Hold and Write with a Pencil
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You can use a small rubber stress ball. The child can grip the stress ball along with the pencil.
You can use hair rollers. Just make sure that you remove the holders. These parts are not necessary. You just need to get the middle part. Insert the pencil into the hair rollers and let your child grip it as he writes.

How to Hold and Write with a Pencil
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How to Hold and Write with a Pencil
Photo: 21st Century Teacher

Lastly, you can use a rubber band. You can wrap the rubber band around the pencil and the hand of your child. The rubber band will keep the pencil in place as the child writes.

How to Hold and Write with a Pencil
Photo: 21st Century Teacher

 

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