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As it is really hard to take good photos of kiddie hands in action, most of the stages below are demonstrated by adult hands holding the pencil. Remember to switch on your images in mobile view for a better user experience! Stages of Pencil Grasp Development 1 Fisted Grasp Fisted Grasp When your toddler first grabs a thick crayon and puts it to paper hopefully not to your walls!
Palmar Grasp toddler The shoulder muscles are steadier, and your child is using the arm muscles to move the crayon around, as well as the shoulder muscles.
This photo shows a toddler using a palmar pencil grasp.
As you can see, there are 5 fingers holding the pencil. With this 5-finger pencil grasp, the wrist is usually held off the table and wrist movements are used for coloring. The crayon is often held very tightly initially, but as the hand muscles develop, you should see a few finger movements emerging.
At first, the fingers will be held stiffly and your child may still use wrist movements to draw and color, but as the finger muscles become more skilled, your child will be able to use finger movements to draw and to form letters. Although the tripod pencil grip has traditionally been considered to be the "best" pencil grip because it allows for the most finger movements, there are other ways of holding the pencil that also allow for some good finger movements.
Please read my page on functional pencil grasps to view photos and descriptions of other pencil grasps that may work for your child. As the shoulder and arm muscles become stronger and steadier, your child should switch less and less.
We can liken this to a baby learning to walk — when his legs are tired of walking, he goes back to crawling, but as his endurance and skill improves, he will walk more and more!
This grasp is appropriate for a young child - don't force a mature grip before the child is ready!
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