Holding pens correctly

Patience is the mother of wisdom: Even when a child learns to hold a pen correctly. The basic role should be: Don't cramp! Neither in the head nor in the hand! Do you already know the development steps of holding a pen? We will explain you the way from a fist to a three-point grip.

Step-by-step the right grip

Little children hold pencils and crayons in their little fist at first. The easiest way to do this is with jumbo pencils or thick wax crayons. They were specially developed for writing and painting beginners, who hold their pencil in the cylindrical grasp. It is also important that the beginner pen slides easily over the paper. Because then the little ones hardly have to press on the pen.

The cylindrical grasp is usually followed by the four-finger grip: your child holds the pen simultaneously with thumb, forefinger and middle finger. In the long run this is very exhausting: cramp fingers and hand. With this posture it is difficult to write letters. Everything seems a bit spidery. No wonder with this strenuous pen position!

This is the best way to hol pens

The three-point grip is ideal: your child holds the pencil with thumb and forefinger; the pen lies on the first joint of the middle finger. The three-point grip is a challenge for beginners in painting and writing. A lot of coordination is required! The three-point grip will not work right away.

Be patient with your darling! Remind your son or daughter again and again gently: If you hold your pen correctly, painting and writing will be much more fun for you! Should the posture be too strenuous: Take a break from time to time. Shake out your hands and arms, jump through the room. The main thing when learning to write: Never lose sight of the fun. With some time, it becomes easier and easier to hold the pen correctly.

If learning to write does not want to work

Mama, I don't like any longer! Don't worry if your child quickly loses interest in painting and writing. Often this has something to do with it: Your child is not yet holding the pen properly. This is very exhausting and hurts. It goes without saying that painting and writing are no fun.

In such a case there is probably still a lack of motor skills: Practice finger games, clapping games and crafting. You with your little one. This will make your child's fingers and hands stronger. And it's much easier to hold the pen properly.

Never forget: No stress at all! Pressure to perform frightens children and creates a bad mood. Even comparing is not helpful. Each child has its own pace when learning to write and holding pens.

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