Hello friends! I was contacted by The Pencil Grip Inc. to try out a set of their pencil grips. Each set has three pencil grips that you can use to help your studens correct their grip.
The green grip is the Crossover grip. This is what students use first. Then, they transition to the Pinch Grip (red) and finish with the Original Grip (blue).
My biggest problem with correcting pencil grip is trying to fix at least two years of incorrect grip by 2nd grade. However, it is extremely important. Did you know correcting and child’s pencil grip and, hopefully, improving his handwriting can lead to improved reading fluency and comprehension? Automaticity is so important because it frees their brains up to learn so much more.
These grips have really helped me address grip problems in my classroom. This year, thankfully, I only have two students who need extra help with their grip. However, all my students thought these grips were so cool that they wanted to try them out.