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Poor Pencil Grips

Children find a range of imaginative ways to hold a pencil if they are not supported and trained in developing a tripod pencil grip.

Poor pencil grips can develop for several reasons;

Click on the poor pencil grips below to see more details.

Remember, how a child holds a pencil is also dependent on their age and the stage of their development. Check out your child’s grip against our ‘developmental stages of pencil grip’, as it may be they are holding the pencil correctly for their current level of ability.

Ways of Correcting a Poor Pencil Grip

Impact of a poor pencil gripThings to note