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Learning to write shouldn't have to be a struggle. Often, kids learn good grasp patterns by doing small muscle activities. Here are some of my posts which include fun activities to help your kids with handwriting.
1. Small Muscle Games
2. Teach Your Kids to Write
Another option that may help is to try a pencil grip aid. Some kids really can do better with an aid. It can help them to know where to place their fingers in position for a mature grasp.
One of my favorite resources for pencil grip aid is a pencil kit from Draw Your World. It is made up of helpful writing aids and devices to make learning to write easier for your kids. Click here to read more about these pencil grip aids.
Here's one of their aids that can help your kids learn to use this more mature grasp pattern...
This device guides the fingers into place for a mature grasp. Please see how they use it, in the last picture below, as it can be grasped in two ways - and is called Twist and Write:
|Photo Credit - Draw Your World|
Here's another helpful writing aid from their kit, for kids who are more advanced:
This Starter Pencil Set from Draw Your World is a frugal resource and it includes six aids for handwriting".....click here to read more.....
I also found some helpful pencil grips and aids on Amazon. There is also another one called Pen Again - Twist"NWrite Pencils available at Office Depot, at a frugal price.
Note - These 4 links below are affiliate links, which help support my blog.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and I do enjoy reading your comments! Do you have a struggling writer in your house? What kinds of things help your little writers?
Betsy blogs at BJ's Homeschool, where she writes about all the fun of homeschooling the early years, too. As a veteran homeschooler and an OT, Betsy offers free
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