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Developing Grasp for Handwriting


Most kids were taught to use the “Dynamic tripod grasp” position, which involves the thumb, index, and middle fingers of one dominant hand. This is considered a stable hand position that allow the three fingers move the pencil in desired positions while the ring and little fingers are curled up inside the palm. However, not all kids follow or use this position due to some reasons, which could be a concern for some parents. School teachers often address this issue to occupational therapy or other intervention that will enhance handwriting skills.

Read more below to learn how to help your kids develop the proper grasp for handwriting. (Credits to Heather Greutman, “Growing Hands-On Kids” author).

 Typical Pencil Grasp Development for Handwriting

– Kristen

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