This Clever Writing-Grip Teaches Children How To Hold A Pencil Correctly
Before you become a parent you don't realise how many things you need to teach your baby as they grow into a toddler and young child to get them ready for school. But while spelling, counting and staying in the lines might seem like their most challenging things to take on board in the first few years of their education - holding a pen comes first and this smart little tool makes it far easier to learn.
Echaprey Silicone Pencil Grips help kids learn how to hold a writing utensil, making it more comfortable and enjoyable.
Maybe your child typically holds a pencil with three fingers, holds their wrist at an angle or grasps it in their first?
This ultra-soft silicone grip can be used by both left-handed and right-handed people. Put your thumb and index finger into the holes of side, then hold the ring with your middle finger so there's no room for error - except when it comes to the 'i before e' rule.
They fit on pencils,pens,crayons or any other writing, drawing or painting utensil with a circumference of 0.28-0.32inches.
According to the product description, holding a pencil incorrectly can cause cause short sightedness, crossed or lazy eyes and bad posture.
The ergonomic design: with a forefinger pencil grip helps children to maintain the correct position of the pen so the thumb and index finger do not cross and have the perfect arch to reduce finger fatigue.
A five-star customer review from a teacher said: "I use these with my students, and have great results! They are easier to figure out than the claw grippers."
While another said: "My daughter, who is 5, has some fine motor delays. She still does not hold a writing utensil correctly and when I try to reposition her fingers she usually gets frustrated with me and just quits the activity. I ordered these and before using them had her OT [occupational therapist] look at them; she thought they were great.
"My daughter is now using them with crayons, pencils, and pens at home and at school and it's going great. They are really helping her to have a proper grasp. I do occasionally have to redirect her as she'll try to put her middle finger in the one hole instead of her pointer finger but once I reposition her fingers she's good to go."
You can buy a pack of six Echaprey Silicone Pencil Grips for £6.59 ($8.78) from Amazon by clicking here.
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