If you’d like to build your preschooler’s fine motor skills, make sure that you don’t forget about helping them to use proper pencil grasp.
WHY PRESCHOOLERS SHOULD USE PROPER PENCIL GRASP
Proper pencil grasp is important in developing the small muscles in your preschooler’s fingers, hands, and wrists. When your child first starts holding writing utensils they will likely hold them in a fist. Around three children will usually start trying to hold a pencil at their fingertips, and round five they have usually developed the fine motor skills necessary to hold their pencil with a proper tripod grasp. Your preschooler will need to learn proper pencil grasp in order to move on from scribbling to forming legible letters, shapes, and numbers, which will be important for kindergarten.
5 ACTIVITIES TO HELP PRESCHOOLERS USE PROPER PENCIL GRASP
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