Ever since Child #1’s Vision Therapy evaluation, I have wondered about both my older children’s pencil grips. Neither have the traditional “tripod” grip and the VT eval said our eldest had an “age-inappropriate” pencil grip. I recently saw a post about pencil grips on a message board I read. One friendly poster included some links *with pictures* of inappropriate and appropriate pencil grips.
Lo and behold, my kids have an ACCEPTABLE pencil grip. So, I will no longer be pestering them to change to the more traditional grip, especially since Child #2 has absolutely no pencil-holding fatigue and loves to color, write, circle, draw, or anything to do with scribbling.
And, for those of you who want some tips on how to help your child with their pencil grip, check out this thread; on The Well Trained Mind Curriculum board. It has a variety of tips, links, and what-worked-for-some.