4x Original Pencil Grips
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The Original Pencil Grip can be used both left and right handed
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Yellow / Green / Navy / Orange
Pink / Blue / Red / Silver
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Red* / Green / Pink
Blue / Silver / Yellow
*In some light the red looks like bright pink
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but if stock is unavailable we will send an alternative
About Pencil Grip
The ideal way to hold a pencil is called the "tripod grip" and is shown here:
Young children start by holding a pencil or crayon with their hand in a fist and progress towards a more efficient pencil grip. This normal development, however by 5 or 6 years of age a child should have developed an efficient tripod grip.
If your child is struggling to hold their pencil correctly after they have started school, it is important to try and correct this quickly.
Poor pencil grip becomes a habit that is harder to fix the older the child gets.
One of the most effective ways to correct pencil grip is to use a special grip attached to the pencil to help position the fingers correctly.
About the Original Pencil Grip
The Original Pencil Grip is a soft moulded grip that provides a comfortable place for the thumb and two fingers to rest in the tripod position.
The Original Pencil Grip is suitable for many children however if the child has a tendency to bring their thumb right across the pencil and over to the other fingers (known as thumb wrap) then the Crossover Grip may be more appropriate.
The Original Pencil Grip is great for children who are transitioning off a Crossover Grip but are not ready to have no pencil grip at all, as it provides slightly less structure for the fingers than the Crossover Grip.
Older children often prefer the Original Pencil Grip over the Crossover Grip as it is less obvious to classmates that they are using a special grip.
The Original Pencil Grip can be used on standard sized pencils, pens, and some textas.
It will not fit on thicker sized implements.
It is recommended that your child use the grip whenever they are writing or drawing in order to reinforce correct grip.
This listing is for four Original Pencil Grips so that you can have some for school and some for home, you may also want to consider purchasing more grips or so that you don't have to take the grip on and off when using coloured pencils for example.
See our store for larger quantities at a discounted price per grip.
Other styles of pencil grip are also available in our store. If you are not sure what type of pencil grip is best for your child you could consider purchasing a sample pack.