The best writing hold is the tripod grip using the index finger, thumb and with support from the middle finger from behind, as recommended by the National Handwriting Association.
To help children develop the tripod pencil grip :
This is just one of the way writing behaviour can be positively influenced. Here are some practical things that you can do to physically help and support children develop their writing skills.
Use of a suitable pen or pencil
Sitting position, lighting and clear working area
Try to ensure that:
Getting the pressure right
Sometimes children may struggle to write comfortably as they are applying too much or too little pressure. Too much and they will find writing hard work and may rip the paper they are working on. Too little and their marks and writing will not show up, both can cause frustration.
Tips to help reduce pressure:
Tips to help increase pressure:
1 October 2013