How to teach a child to hold a pencil

Teach a Child to Hold a Pencil


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