How a child holds and uses a pencil is one of the fine motor skills that follows a developmental sequence. Bone structures and muscles of the shoulders, arms, and hands contribute significantly to an efficient pencil grasp. Multiple resources, strategic tools, writing preparatory materials, and technology are made available to parents and educators to help build this essential skill. Although kids have different learning styles and typically follow their own pace, a constant encouragement and persistent coaching are very important. Just like with any other life skills we teach our children, it takes a lot of patience for both the parent and child to master pencil grasp and to achieve a mature, functional handwriting.
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