Monday, September 22, 2008

Working on our pencil grips.

We will continue to focus on a correct pencil grip. Using the correct grip allows a person to write quickly and fluidly, while a tight or awkward grip can slow writing. The correct grip also prevents physical problems with the hand and arm later in life. There is a super website that explains the tri-pod pencil grip and gives ideas for parents to help support their child in developing the proper grasp. Have a look, you may find it interesting. I know I do not have the proper grasp and as a result my hand cramps when I have to write a lot. I really try to develop the proper grasp in Kindergarten.
(picture is from above website)