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Does anybody have any ideas on helping my 5 yr old learn the correct way to hold a pencil? He always has trouble with it which slows his writing down- he is always holding the pencil in a fist or instead of the tripod form he uses all his fingers to hold it up- any ideas on how to help him?

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Asked by lovelyli217 at 4:17 PM on Mar. 18, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • There are special finger grip things you can buy at a school supply store. They are triangle shaped and slide onto the end of your pencil. They are cheap, less than 1$ for SURE.

    See if that might help him place his fingers correctly. Good Luck!

    Answer by mom2twobabes at 4:22 PM on Mar. 18, 2009

  • my son has dyspraxia and dysgraphia. he never liked the pencil grips, but i found these:

    and he seems to like them a lot.

    they are called Twist -n-Write pencils. by PenAgain.

    Answer by Kiter at 4:37 PM on Mar. 18, 2009

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