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How to Hold a Crayon Poster (Free)
This colorful 8X11 printable features a large picture of a hand holding a crayon in a tripod grasp. This is a great visual cue for the children as well as a reminder for teachers to remind their students to "check your grasp".
Activities to Encourage Proper Pencil Grasp Printable (FREE)
This one-page free handout is a wonderful way to encourage carry-over at home. Listing motor activities to work on hand strength, developing the arches of the hand, and wrist stability without using a pencil!
Best Toys for Fine Motor Skills Needed for Pencil Grasp and Handwriting
What fine motor skills do Occupational Therapists consider when looking at pencil grasp and handwriting? What are the best toys to encourage fine motor skill development? Find a comprehensive explanation and list on the Your Kids OT blog.
1 vote | 98  views
created Jan 26, 2018
Holding a pencil... does it really matter how?
There is a predictable progression of pencil with typically developing child. What other aspects are considered with pencil grasp? Find photographs and descriptions of early grasps, inefficient grasps and functional pencil grasps. You will also find a link to the very popular "Pencil Grasp Reference Sheet". This reference sheet is the perfect resource to share with parents and teachers.
2 votes | 47  views
created Nov 22, 2017

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