Supporting pencil grip development

One to one method of teaching the tripod pencil grip

Some children may require extra support in learning the technique of holding a pencil in a tripod grip. The following one to one method may be more suitable for them.

The tripod pencil grip step by step guide






Hand position for handwriting

We often talk about the most appropriate grip for handwriting being the tripod grip; but this usually only refers to finger position. It is easy to forget the importance of the actual hand position in relation to the pencil and paper for handwriting.

The ideal position is for the hand, wrist and elbow to be below the tip of the pencil and under the writing line for both left and right-handed writers.