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Picking Up a Pencil

 

For proper pencil positioning, try this trick from Handwriting Without Tears:

 

Set your pencil on the table, point facing toward you. Grasp it with your thumb and forefinger and flip the top up toward you. The pencil rests against your middle finger, but should be held primarily with your forefinger and thumb.

Although that is the ideal grip, experts say, parents shouldn't worry about their child's pencil grip unless it's affecting their writing or it causes the child pain.

 

For more tips for parents, visit www.hwtears.com/parents/pointers.html#practice

 

 

By Susan Darst Williams www.GoBigEd.com Grammar Granny 018 2006

 

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