OT Activity of the Day:
Target Age Range: 2 and up
Recently I've had several parents and educators ask about the best grip for early writers and the best way to facilitate that grip. Ideally children will write with a tripod grasp. This means that the pencil, or writing tool, will be stabilized by the index finger on top, the thumb on the side and the tall man underneath. Sometimes this is not the grip children first display and sometimes by simply switching the writing tool, you'll see instant results!
Pictured are some of the preferred writing tools for young hands. These writing tools will naturally promote a more functional grip for child. We have Flip crayons from Handwriting Without Tears, small pencils from Handwriting Without Tears, Pipsqueak markers, Dot markers, triangle crayons, Q-tips and sponges. The q-tips and sponges are great for painting and using water on a chalk board.
Happy Wednesday and enjoy!