Ask the child to hold the tissue/paper with their last 3 fingers in their preferred writing hand. Leave the thumb and index finger available.
Place pencil/pen against middle finger.
Ask the child to pinch the pencil/pen with their index finger and thumb.
There you have it! They are now holding the pencil/pen correctly! Overtime, they won't need the paper or tissue and the formation will come naturally!
- 1.0 Pencil or pen
- 1.0 Tissue or wadded paper