Why is it so important to hold a pencil correctly?

To write well children must have well developed fine motor skills; these can also be described as dexterity and involves the coordination of small muscles and movements of the hands, fingers, and eyes. The development of Fine motor skills development starts with basic grasping movements. Here are a few ideas to use with children to develop their dexterity and aid the ability to develop a good pencil grip. • Using a spray bottle to water plants. • grabbing and holding small items with tweezers or tongs. • using a hole punch to punch holes in paper • threading beads pasta or cereal onto a length of string. • using scissors to cut shapes from thick paper.

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