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Pencil Grasp Activities - featured July 30, 2010

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Introduction
The manner in which a child holds a pencil is called “pencil grasp.” It involves the positioning of their fingers on the pencil & the position of the pencil in their hand. Usually between the ages of 4 & 5, most child have developed a mature & efficient pencil grasp.

An efficient pencil grasp is one that allows the greatest amount of finger movement and is the least fatiguing for the muscles of the hands. These qualities are very important when learning to print & handwrite.

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Tags: Tip or Resources of Week Handwriting Newsletter 30 July 2010 OT