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I teach Senior Infants and some children in the class really struggle with maintaining the correct pencil grip, especially when we are not doing a formal handwriting lesson. Do you have any tips or suggestions to help improve their grip?


I taught Senior Infants for many years so I fully understand your concern. 

A good tip is to have plastic counters available to children with pencil grip difficulties. 

Place the counter in the palm of the hand and hold it with the ring and little fingers. Follow the steps on the online video. A few weeks of perseverance and you will see a big improvement. Children will naturally hold the pencil correctly. Hope this helps. 

(Mrs Murphy!)

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