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Below are steps to teach your child a mature pencil grip.



1. Position the pencil on paper on a table with the lead facing your child.

2. Pinch the thumb and index finger together to pick up the pencil towards the pencil lead.

3. Flip the pencil over the hand so that the eraser is up and the lead is on the paper.

4. Ready to write!

Watch videos on this website for demonstrations. Model with different writing tools (markers, crayons). Encourage and practice.