DIAGRAMS OF THE BASIC TRIPOD GRIP AND ALSO INCORRECT PEN GRIPS.
Pen/Pencil Grip is very important for our new entrant children to learn, if we expect all of them to produce legible handwriting, as they move through their school years. The correct pen/pencil grip enables students to produce handwriting at a speed necessary when the written work load increases in higher classes. The most satisfactory grip or hold is called the basic Tripod Grip. The mechanics of the basic Tripod Grip are not easy for young new entrant children to learn, and they need to have teachers who are proficient in this skill, and displays a strong confident basic Tripod Grip themselves.
I am grateful to Keith Burridge and Joanne Landy for their permission to use diagrams from their excellent book about Handwriting skills: “Fine Motor Skills & Handwriting Activities for Young Children.” Thank you Keith and Joanne.
I recommend this book to parents of young Pre-School and Primary school age children.