|The child holds a tissue that's supposed to help them grip the pencil correctly.|
My district is moving towards a Handwriting Without Tears approach, which is where the above pictures came from. I didn't make it to the training and haven't fully bought in yet, but this is one of the things that I'm giving a whirl. So far I've been trying Option 1. Is it possible that after a good 100 times of hearing it, my writers might actually hold their pencils the right way? Habits are hard to break, but it's worth a shot. Click here for copies of both options.
(When it all comes down to it though, the way they write their letters is more important than how they hold a pencil. If you'd like to know about the purple and green handwriting strategy that works for me, go here.)